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Google Maps 5.0 looks like a great upgrade, with offline maps and 3D. However, I can't find it in the market. The direct download link on Google does't work as well.

Do you know where I can download it directly?

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Did you try or – gary Dec 17 '10 at 13:03
@gary - not working. Since I already have maps installed, appbrains doesn't allow me to download it. I also can't uninstall maps. – ripper234 Dec 17 '10 at 13:11
So your google maps app doesn't show that an update is available? Are you sure it wasn't allowed to auto-update and you already have it? :P Out of curiosity what phone are you using? – gary Dec 17 '10 at 13:13
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You are probably not in the US, right? Seems that Google Maps 5.0 is not yet available in many countries (just like Google Reader for Android). Meanwhile, you can use a link to the .apk file here:

Download the apk file, copy to the SD card, and open with e.g. Linda File Manager. Hope this helps.

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Yeah, I'm in Israel. Thanks for the link, the new app looks amazing! – ripper234 Dec 17 '10 at 15:34

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