Google Maps Navigation Finally Released In The UK
21st April 2010
At last! Google Maps Navigation has been released today (at least in Beta) onto Android handsets in the UK! It's been live in the US for ages now and finally we can officially have free Google Navigation in the UK.
Previously this was only available on Android 2.0 handsets, such as the Droid in the US, but is now available on Android 1.6 Donut and above, which includes almost all Android handsets. To give this a go, make sure you have the latest version of Google Maps by searching the Android market for it, and have a play!
Exciting news for us Android users in the UK, but will this be the end of the road for other Android sat nav apps? Probably not, but it certainly will quickly take a big market share.
Google Maps Navigation is a Free sat nav app, which supports fuzzy seaarching by voice or text input, and being Internet based, can display live traffic information, and sattelite overlays. You can even view Street View scenes of junctions along the way! Superb app.
I won't go into all the detail here, you can read a full review of Google Maps Navigation app if you're not able to try it for yourself just yet.