Google Maps Navigation

Google Maps Navigation

Google has unveiled its Maps Navigation, an upgrade of its current Maps program.  What used to display street maps and landmarks, as well as the ability to search by name of business and display suggestions of its closest matches, now comes with turn-by-turn navigation.  It is pretty much like what your expensive Garmin or TomTom does while you drive, except that Google Maps Navigation is free and said to be a default app in all Android 2.0 devices.

Integrating the Google Map’s satellite and street views, the Maps Navigation will also search for gas stations, fast food joints, or any other businesses nearby while you drive, all of which can be activated by voice.  Simply say where you want to navigate and let the software show you the way.  Do not worry in case of clouds or any disturbance blocking your GPS because all visual feeds will be cached.

The Google Maps Navigation also comes with an optional car dock, which is intended to use at an arm’s length away.  This GPS app will be available on Motorola DROID, which you can get from Verizon Wireless.

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