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Google Maps Navigation Now Works On Android 1.6

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Nov 23, 2009, 2:18 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Google announced that the Google Maps Navigation — the software if first provided only to devices running Android 2.0 — is available to devices running Android 1.6. Google Maps Navigation offers free turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions between two points. Google Maps Navigation for Android 1.6 also offers support for more layers. The new application is available for free in the Android Market to customers in the U.S.

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Nov 25, 2009, 2:23 PM

goodbye telenav

bad news for telenav, which was $69 on the market.

Nov 24, 2009, 9:32 AM

Droid Eris

Does anyone know if this will work on the Droid Eris. I may be mistaken but I thought it was running Android 1.5.
I think you're right, although I couldn't confirm it by looking at my phone. The HTC website says it has cupcake, and a google search says cupcake is 1.5 and donut is 1.6.

I've heard HTC will provide 2.0 for the Eris at some point. Can anyone con...

Nov 23, 2009, 2:46 PM


Kiss VZNavigator goodbye, Verizon!
Azeron said:
Kiss VZNavigator goodbye, Verizon!

Not a whole lot to kiss good bye. How many PDA customer had VZ Nav? Now, to get Google GPS, you'll need android device and a $25-$30 data plan. So its more like the R...
Great news! Now if I can get used to the on-screen virtual qwerty keyboard of the HTC Droid Eris, I will buy that phone.
happy hour hero

Nov 24, 2009, 12:35 AM

Droid envy what

This is great news for tmobile. As this was a huge advantage for the droid. But now the mytouch and G1 can support this! I am much happier with my mytouch now.

ANDROID ROCKS! Only another year or so before it takes a complete bite our of that apple

Nov 23, 2009, 3:04 PM

Awesome!!! Google rocks!

This is perfect!!! Time to really consider an Android!!!
Exactly! Vphone is inching ahead of the coveted, hoped for iphone (on Verizon).
justfinethanku said:
This is perfect!!! Time to really consider an Android!!!

Android rules! Very Happy

Nov 23, 2009, 2:59 PM

thank you google!!

the only reason i want a android phone is google gps navigation!
i almost cancel my preorder Acer Liquid since it running on android 1.6, not compatable with google gps.
now there is google gps for android 1.6, i cant wait to get my Acer Liquid!!
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