APP WATCH: Google releases Map Navigation for Android 1.6

Google recently announced the release of Navigation Maps for Android 2.0. Now it has announced that it has released a new Maps Navigation package for Android version 1.6.


Only available for use in the USA at the moment, the service is an internet-connected GPS system with voice guidance and automatic rerouting. According to the Google development team, "Using Google services over your phone's data connection brings important benefits to GPS navigation users, like using Google search (typed or spoken) to enter your destination; fresh map, business, and traffic data; and satellite and Street View imagery along your route."


It has to be said, however, the some features of the similar facility found within Android 2.0 are not available on the Android 1.6 version. For example, the ability to use the "navigate to" voice command as shown in here. However, says the development team, " can still create a shortcut that will allow you to launch Navigation and start getting directions to a specific place from your current location with just a single touch from your home screen."


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