onsdag den 21. april 2010

Google's satnav killer - now released for the UK

Nu er der ingen 'vej udenom' reklamer på din vej ...

Coming to a location near any well paying advertiser ... With StreetView you always arrive on a sunny day ..


In November 2009, it was the launch that satnav manufacturers were dreading; Google Maps Navigation, which effectively turned any mobile phone into a GPS navigation tool but with the familiar features and ease of use of Google Maps. And it's also free.

Today Google Maps Navigation comes to the UK and Ireland, and will be available as part of Google Maps on any phone running Android 1.6 and later.

Even if you haven't used a satnav tool before, you'll know your way around the Google Maps interface.

My experience using the TomTom iPhone app hadn't been that compelling; it was occasionally unreliable and often failed to find a signal, even outdoors with clear skies. You always had to enter a street number - or make one up if you didn't need one address in particular. It does include a basic Google search and live-ish traffic info has always been a strong point. But can Google Maps Navigate do any better?

Screen shots from Google Maps Navigation UK
Screen shots from Google Maps Navigation UK

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2010/apr/21/digital-media-google

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