Google recently announced Google Maps 5.0 with some very impressive headline features. This includes 3D vector graphics as well as offline caching and rerouting. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is only partially supported as it includes panning, zooming, and tilting gestures only. What we are missing is the rotating gesture, which requires Android 2.2 (Froyo).
You’ll notice in the official video below, that a dual-touch gesture is used to enter the 3D mode, however X10 owners aren’t left out in the dark despite the lack of multitouch. The map modes can be toggled between 2D/3D by pressing the Compass logo in the top right of the screen. The 3D maps really does make an eye-catching difference when using maps, however it is only limited to around 100 cities right now globally (click here for the full list). The offline caching is also a very practical addition and is enabled automatically, storing the most used routes. Click through for an idea of what Maps 5.0 brings to the table. You can download it from the Android Market now.