Offline Mobile Gmail Demoed by Google
During a presentation at Mobile World Congress, Google demonstrated a revised version of its mobile application. Some of the new features, which would be available to the iPhone and Android phones, include offline access to Gmail. Google said the offline access is made possible by HTML5's AppCache standard, which keeps user data and the application software stored on the device. Such software could eventually be used by any phone that matches the HTML5 standard. Google called the idea a "technical concept" and didn't if or when the software would be available to phones.
Google Search for Android Gains Offline Mode
Google has made it possible for Google Search to work even when the device goes offline. The latest build of Search for Android can store Google searches if a phone loses its network connection.
Google Creates YouTube Go with Slow Networks In Mind
Google today released YouTube Go, a version of the mobile video app that has been optimized for slow and inconsistent wireless networks. The idea, says Google, is to allow people to get the most from YouTube even under poor network conditions.
Google Maps Gains New Offline/Roaming Powers
Google today launched two new features for Google Maps for Android: a Wi-Fi Only mode, and the option to store offline map data on removable memory cards. Together, the two features are especially useful for those traveling overseas, where data roaming is expensive.
Google Maps Now Available Offline
Google today said Maps can now be used without an active internet connection. People can download maps for cities, counties, and even entire countries so routing and basic navigation tools will function when there's a poor connection or no connection at all.
I am surprised that you didn't report the REAL news in all of this...