The Android implementation of google_maps_flutter.


This package is endorsed, which means you can simply use google_maps_flutter normally. This package will be automatically included in your app when you do, so you do not need to add it to your pubspec.yaml.

However, if you import this package to use any of its APIs directly, you should add it to your pubspec.yaml as usual.

Display Mode

This plugin supports two different platform view display modes. The default display mode is subject to change in the future, and will not be considered a breaking change, so if you want to ensure a specific mode you can set it explicitly:

import 'package:google_maps_flutter_android/google_maps_flutter_android.dart';
import 'package:google_maps_flutter_platform_interface/google_maps_flutter_platform_interface.dart';

void main() {
  // Require Hybrid Composition mode on Android.
  final GoogleMapsFlutterPlatform mapsImplementation =
  if (mapsImplementation is GoogleMapsFlutterAndroid) {
    // Force Hybrid Composition mode.
    mapsImplementation.useAndroidViewSurface = true;
  // ···

Texture Layer Hybrid Composition

This is the the current default mode and corresponds to useAndroidViewSurface = false. This mode is more performant than Hybrid Composition and we recommend that you use this mode.

Hybrid Composition

This mode is available for backwards compatability and corresponds to useAndroidViewSurface = true. We do not recommend its use as it is less performant than Texture Layer Hybrid Composition and certain flutter rendering effects are not supported.

If you require this mode for correctness, please file a bug so we can investigate and fix the issue in the TLHC mode.

Map renderer

This plugin supports the option to request a specific map renderer.

The renderer must be requested before creating GoogleMap instances, as the renderer can be initialized only once per application context.

AndroidMapRenderer mapRenderer = AndroidMapRenderer.platformDefault;
// ···
  final GoogleMapsFlutterPlatform mapsImplementation =
  if (mapsImplementation is GoogleMapsFlutterAndroid) {
    mapRenderer = await mapsImplementation

AndroidMapRenderer.platformDefault corresponds to AndroidMapRenderer.latest.

You are not guaranteed to get the requested renderer. For example, on emulators without Google Play the latest renderer will not be available and the legacy renderer will always be used.

WARNING: AndroidMapRenderer.legacy is known to crash apps and is no longer supported by the Google Maps team and therefore cannot be supported by the Flutter team.