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Wednesday October 28, 2009 1:00 pm

Video: Google Maps Navigation feature walkthrough


One of the nicest features in is Google Maps Navigation. In a nutshell, it’s Google Maps with turn-by-turn GPS navigation, and voice guidance. Google has put together a video that introduces Google Maps Navigation, which we’ve embedded above, but there are some of the features that stand out to us:

  • Live traffic: Since Google Maps can show you traffic info, it’s obviously built-in to Google Maps Navigation, at no extra cost.
  • Routes always current: When you search for directions, Google Maps Navigation searches the cloud, and gives you the best current route based on the most recent data
  • Layers: You can overlay different types on data over your maps, like restaurants, gas stations, and more.
  • Live street view: This is just awesome. You can use the Google Street View feature to get a fantastic visual of your surroundings while driving
  • FREE!: Google Maps Navigation is free. That includes the GPS, the live traffic data, and the always updated maps. That is a big deal.

The first handset to ship with , and thusly Google Maps Navigation, will be the .


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