Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 Announced

28 Oct 2009 | Android , Google | 0 comments


google maps navigationIn an attempt to make their users lives easier and to kill off competition, Google today introduced a beta version of Google Maps Navigation, a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation system for Android 2.0, which offers everything you would expect from a paid application, like 3D views, voice guidance and automatic rerouting.

But unlike other systems, Google Maps Navigation will take advantage of your phone's Internet connection, so you'll always have the most recent maps available on your phone.

Other features include: the ability to search for an address using keywords, so there's no need to know the exact address, live traffic view data, search along route (POI), satellite view and street view for an easier understanding of your upcoming route.

The first device to feature Google Maps Navigation and Android 2.0 is the Motorola Droid, which has just been introduced by Verizon earlier today. Check out the video below to learn more:

In related news, Garmin and TomTom stocks plummet, right after Google's announcement.

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