Google Maps Navigation on Android 2.0

by on October 29, 2009
in Android, Google




google-maps-navigation-thumbThe only thing that lacked in Google was a proper navigation app, otherwise it had everything  needed for a perfect navigation app.

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) has just been announced today for Android 2.0 devices.


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It is the next step in Google Maps that will be featured in Android 2.0 devices, and the first phone to get this will be the upcoming Motorola Droid, which will be making its way to Verizon on November 6. I still wonder what other to-be-yet-announced features Droid and Android 2.0 have.

This new feature comes with everything you’d expect to find in a GPS navigation system, like 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting. But unlike most navigation systems, Google Maps Navigation was built from the ground up to take advantage of your phone’s Internet connection.

This new feature comes with everything you’d expect to find in a GPS navigation system, like 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting. But unlike most navigation systems, Google Maps Navigation was built from the ground up to take advantage of your phone’s Internet connection.

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Google Maps Navigation Features

Here are the seven features because of which Google Maps Navigation is connected to the Internet:

  • The most recent map and business data
  • Search in plain English
  • Search by voice
  • Traffic view
  • Search along route
  • Satellite view
  • Street view

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Google Maps Navigation Video

Google Maps Navigation will be completely free to use and will be initially available in the Unites States. For more information, visit the Google Maps Navigation page.

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