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Is Android’s Google Maps more up to date than the web version?

I've heard rumours of this, anyone know?

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 28, 2011 at 17:01

First time I hear of that.... Anyone else?

FuricTrax  Jan. 28, 2011 at 17:18

I thought it just downloaded the data from the web which was the same as the standard maps.google website?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 28, 2011 at 17:23

That is what I would have assumed also... the phone app is just rendering what it gets from google's servers... But who knows?! Still not found anything about this on, ahem, google LOL

Admin  Jan. 28, 2011 at 20:12

It uses a vector rendering system instead of fixed tiles so it's possible it could be using a different data source.

GymKiller  Jan. 28, 2011 at 23:44

:p Strangely, there have been a few reports from Android users that their phone-based Google Maps is more up to date than the web version. For example, some new-builds appear on Android but not on the web.

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