poor iPhone owners left out in the cold? android getting all the Google goodies first? bah! The next major Google Maps update for Android phones looks to blow the iPhones aging Google Maps app out of the water. New features include dramatically faster performance, 3D building rendering, and an offline mode. Google Maps 5.0 for Android will offer dynamic map drawing with vector graphics, which are smaller and load more quickly than the flat 2-dimensional maps the app previously featured. Overall the map performance is much snappier, both Engadget and Gizmodo report. Theres also support for 3D building models now in over 100 cities. And just like Google Earth, the new Maps app will also support tilting, so youll be able to get a sense of a buildings height when rendered in 3D. The app will also be able to automatically rotate maps using your devices compass to help you maintain direction. Thanks to the smaller vector graphics, the app will also be able to cache map data that you use most often to let you view maps offline. The app will download the map locations overnight when youre connected with WiFi. Google says that this feature will make up for over 90 percent of the times the Maps app fails when theres a bad connection. The apps Navigation feature will be able to take advantage of the offline maps and re-route you even if youre without service.