Android device owners rejoice! Google has just released a Maps 5.0 update that lets you explore the world in 3D. In other words, “you can tilt, rotate, zoom smoothly, and enter compass mode to orient yourself in the world with Google Maps.” Continue reading for a short preview.

You’ll need at least Motorola Droid-level hardware for some of the crazier features like 3D though — 3D buildings for 100 cities; 3D compass; Two new gestures: two-finger swipe to tilt the map and twist to rotate.

[via Gizmodo]