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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dizzy, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. dizzy

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    The new features of Google Maps v5 (compass mode, cached maps, etc.) don't work on my Hero. I've kept the app updates but still nothing. Anyone out there got any ideas?
     

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    Maps do cache. Start your route the after a few minutes turn off mobile networks, as long as you stay on the route it will take you where you are going
     
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    It is because of apparent "hardware limitations" in the graphics department that we do not get the full set of features in the latest and greatest Google Maps app. It is really a shame.

    The funny thing is, in the AOSP Android 2.3 ROM, nearly all of these features work because a newer OpenGL ES 1.1 driver was installed and a minor change in the build.prop file was made to trick Google Maps into thinking we have OpenGL ES 2.0. The only feature that I do not see working is the rotate in 3D, but the 3D itself does work in large cities, as does the compass, caching, and tilting.
     
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