Google Showcases 3D Maps on Android-Based Motorola Tablet

Google Maps has been quite a craze with professional users and average people alike. Now we have reports that Google’s Andy Rubin showcased the 3D version of Google Maps during the D: Dive into Mobile conference in San Francisco on Monday.

"Check it out."

What was so cool about the event is that Google Maps was shown on a Motorola Tablet (probably a prototype) that was running Android's next platform, Honeycomb. Adding to this was the fact that it was powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. Andy Rubin sounded very approving of Nvidia’s 3D processing when he said that they were taking advantage of Nvidia’s dual-core 3D chip. He also said Google Maps’ 3D version should be out for mobile phones in a few days.

Google Maps’ latest version will draw using vector graphics, which takes up less bandwidth and provides more responsive mapping. Check out how you get to view buildings and locations in the video on this link.

All these features, if integrated into the Motorola tablet, will certainly make it an awesome competitor in the making. There has been no word on the tablet's specs apart from the processor though, so we're waiting with bated breath - just like everyone else. Rest assured though, we will keep you updated.

Published Date: Dec 08, 2010 02:05 pm | Updated Date: Dec 08, 2010 02:05 pm