Google Maps is probably the best means of navigation of all time (except maybe a rally co-driver), but it has a major downside that people have been complaining about for a long time. You need a data connection for navigation, and the offline mode is tough to use and only works with the basic map ... Read More »
Google has announced today that it will be taking Maps offline, right down to street level detail. An update to Maps for Android will go live in 100 countries over the next few weeks to provide users with offline access to Google Maps data for selected locations. This will give you access to essential navigation ... Read More »
We were excited a few years back when TomTom indicated it would be launching an Android version of their navigation application. After all, TomTom offers slick voices for a price, and who wouldn’t want to have Yoda or Darth Vader ordering them to their destination?
Today, TomTom co-founder Peter-Frans Pauwels told Pocket-Lint that they’re ... Read More »
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Google has sent out press invites today featuring the image above for an event to be held at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time on June 6th. As you can see the subject for the event is Google maps and the invite not so subtly hints at new 3D functionality in maps.
The invite also came with the ... Read More »
Google Maps updates tend to be very minor, since the app is already very well designed. This is definitely not the case for its new update to version 5.7, which brings Transit Navigation, search categories and Photo Viewer for Place pages.
Transit Navigation and Updated Directions
Transit Navigation brings stop-by-stop directions for public ... Read More »
One of the main reasons people use their Android phones is for the built-in GPS functionality. Back in October 2009, Google pissed off just about every GPS company by launching their very own free GPS navigation system, Google Navigation, which tightly integrates this service with the Android platform. The one catch with Google Navigation? ... Read More »
Navigon steps into the Android arena with a full-featured navigation app
Google will not confirm or deny it, but they are secretly working on their own GPS navigation software. I predicted this back in August and many thought I was crazy, so I’m back again to stoke the rumor mill.
Turn-by-turn navigation, has been one of the most requested applications for Google Android since launch. Today, TeleNav has finally answered the call and released their GPS software for Android. The normal subscription rate is $9.99 per month or you can save money by getting the $99 annual plan.
To sign up for ... Read More »