Google Mobile Map App Offers Turn-By-Turn, Voice Guidance
Today Google announced Google Maps Navigation (Beta) for Android 2.0 devices. The new Google Maps Navigation application will offer 3D maps that users can layer with wikipedia information or transit data. The application will also provide voice-based, turn-by-turn directions. The application offers powerful new ways to search for directions and map routes, which includes: access to the latest maps and business address data; simplified search by business or place name (no address required); voice-based search; real-time traffic information; satellite and street-view; and access to pints of interest along any given route. The application will initially be available on the Motorola Droid. Google did not say if or when the application would be available to other platforms or other devices.
Google Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
Samsung to Offer Nokia's HERE Maps to Galaxy Devices
Nokia and Samsung today announced that HERE Maps will soon be available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones for free. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline.
Google Maps and Google Search Debut SOS Function
Google today announced its Google Maps and Google Search apps will soon show critical information regarding natural and other disasters that may strike. The SOS Alerts, as they are called, will appear at the top of search results and within maps as people look for information concerning the disasters or impacted areas.
Latest Windows 10 Preview Targets Browser and Maps
Microsoft has made a new build of Windows 10 available to mobile phones and PCs alike. Build 14291 makes significant changes to several important features.
Will this work without cell service?
"But unlike most navigation systems, Google Maps Navigation was built from the ground up to take advantage of your phone's Internet connection"
I guess that answers that.
I want it on my Blackberry!
Take that nuviphone!
I love google... But I'm pretty sure they are going to take over the world and make us all slaves.