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Google Maps 6.0 for Android with indoor navigation 

By  Nitesh Kunnath

Google just announced the new version of its Google Maps app for Android. The mapping and navigation software got indoor maps and navigation, allowing you to find your way around the airport, shopping mall, or retail store, or any place.

Google Maps 6.0

Google Maps 6.0

Google Maps 6.0 is said to be able to determine where you are, what floor you’re on, and where to go indoors. According to the developers, the location algorithm is finely tuned, so it should work as well indoors as it does outdoors.

Google Maps 6.0 for Android with indoor navigation

Right now there aren’t too many places where you will be able to use the indoor maps. Here goes the full list of retailers, airports, and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan:

  • Mall of America, IKEA, The Home Depot, select Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Daimaru, Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi locations, and more.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Narita International (NRT), among others.
  • JR and Tokyu Corporation

Here goes a quick demo of Google Maps 6.0 in action. 

You can download the latest version of the app right now from the Market on your phone/tablet or from Official Android Market

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Nitesh Kunnath is a full time Web Developer, Digital Entrepreneur, Tech Blogger based out of Mumbai, India. He writes and manages his Blog and community forum at GizmoLord.com.

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