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.
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.