If you own an Android handset and live in UK, then your Google Maps app has been extended with the free navigation services. The only thing you must do is restart your smartphone.
Last night all the Androids across the United Kingdom and Ireland have been granted with the Google Maps Navigation 4.1.1 Beta blessing. If your device has received successfully the quiet update, then you are now able to use the navigation feature on your droid - given of course your devices is on Android 1.6 or higher (sorry, HTC Hero).
The Google Navigation was released more than half a year ago for the US Android owners. A European launch was reportedly delayed because of some legal issues between Google and Tele Atlas. It seems those are no longer valid for UK, since they are the first Europeans to get the cool feature.
So far we have confirmation on the navigation working on HTC Desire, Google Nexus One and Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10. Still we expect this to work on all Androids out there.
We hope the rest of Europe won't have to wait much longer.
imho, the combination of hardware, screen size and detail of information on Google, makes the Desire the clear choice ahead of the N97.
is google maps on android with voice going to be available for australia and NewZealand ?when?
I've used this on my HTC Desire. 1 word; amazing! This sat nav beats the crap out of my current Garmin sat nav. Route detail is my favourite highlight, it will say everything you can see on a sign relating to your journey. My favourite bit is whe...