Google Releases Free Navigation System for Cell Phones

google_logo_3On Wednesday, Google released a free GPS navigation system for smart phones. By releasing the free navigation system, Google intends to offer a free alternative to traditional, stand-alone navigation units such as those offered by Garmin.

Google’s navigation system offers many of the features from traditional navigational systems such as 3D map views and turn-by-turn voice guidance. The Internet-connected system “allows navigation using voice search in English, provides live traffic updates, includes satellite imagery from Google Maps and features ‘street view’ – real ground-level pictures of destinations.” You can also search along your route for things like gas stations, restaurants, and hotels.

This free navigation system is currently only available for cell phones running on Google’s Android operating systems such as T-Mobile’s “Google Phone,” the HTC “Hero,” and Motorola’s soon to be released “Droid.” Making the navigation system free for Android devices only is obviously a strategic move in order to gain ground on Android technology’s main competitors: Blackberry and the iPhone. If you don’t see yourself parting with your Blackberry or your iPhone any time soon, you’ll have to stick with your Garmin.

  • http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2009/11/02/mio-android-satnav-rumours-squashed/ Mio Navman M305

    I have tried this navigation system its awesome.I found it very useful for people of all age group.and specially for women.

  • http://www.trustedreviews.com/car-tech/review/2009/11/09/Mio-Navman-M400-Sat-Nav/p1 Mio Navman M400D

    Satellite Navigation Systems have revolutionized how we travel. Once upon a time it was necessary to use a folded up map to know where to go but these days all you have to do is plug in your sat nav and tell it where you want to go.GPS auto navigation systems for vehicle use are becoming more and more all the rant and rage. Rental car companies are installing them in their haughty end vehicles while offering handheld GPS systems. Cell phones now come with a variety of GPS locators built in and are free to use on some models.

  • vincente alexander

    how do i download the navigation system



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