Have you updated your Google Maps recently? Well, You can still save and cache the Area and use Google Maps offline on Android phones and tablets.To make map area available when you are not connected to internet, do as follows:
** If you haven't updated Google Maps yet, see: How to save Google Maps for offline use on Android
1. Open Google Maps
2. Find the Area you would like to use in Offline Mode (Note that only the On-Screen map area is saved and cached)
3. Tap the "Search Bar"
4. Tap "Make this map area available offline"
5. Wait for Pre-Loading map completes