Google wants to be your satellite navigation partner, as it announces the power of Google Maps together with some nifty features are coming soon to Android 2.0-powered cellphones.
It believes the feature set it has built in to the turn-by-turn system beat other sat-navs hands down.
These include voice recognition, the ability to enter a whole range of voice or text destinations â€” including street names, places of interest, and even queries such as “the museum that houses this particular exhibition” â€” and satellite and street and traffic view while navigating.
The demo looks impressive, but it’s worth remembering that although the app is free there will be data charges.
Take a look at the video to see a demo of the features:
Available first on the Droid from Verizon, and in the US only at present.
Originally posted on October 28, 2009 @ 11:20 am