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Google Sat nav for free, now available for most Android users including Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone,Acer Liquid, G1, HTC Desire but not hero G2
Google Sat nav for free, now available for most Android users including Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone,Acer Liquid, G1, HTC Desire but not hero G2

Google Sat nav for free, now available for most Android users including Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone,Acer Liquid, G1, HTC Desire but not hero G2

Make Sure you have downloaded the latest version.

Go into google maps, select the directions icon, then after it says start end point, select an end point and after it calculates there is an option to use google navigation

Lost in London? Late in Leicester? Misplaced in Manchester? There'll be no more tears if you're an Android user with no sense of direction, because Google's free sat-nav software, Google Maps Navigation, is now available in the UK.

After a stealthy overnight update to phones running version 1.6 or later of Google's Android operating system, Google Maps Navigation appeared this morning on phones such as the Google Nexus One, Motorola Milestone and Acer Liquid . Unfortunately, HTC Hero users are left out in the cold until the networks can squeeze out an update to its Android 1.5 OS.

I have no idea about other phones not mentioned.

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Sweet

I've got a Magic on 1.6 and can't find this anywhere?

Anyone know about the G2 touch on T-Mobile?

its not showing up in the market place

I cant find it in the market

works on G1, just go into google maps select the directions to option and after it calculates there is an option to use google navigation

Does it do voice navigation?

adriang;8419908

Anyone know about the G2 touch on T-Mobile?



The G2 Touch is a T-Mobile-branded HTC Hero, and as such is still on Android 1.5. Android 2.1 is expected soon, i.e. shortly after it appears for the HTC Hero.

not showing on HTC desire

freestyle;8419990

Does it do voice navigation?



It does on my HTC Desire. :thumbsup:

It works fine on my HTC Desire! result, just saved me a co-pilot purchase!

works fine on my desire and I have uninstalled the google maps brut version i was using with no problems.

looks good, wish i could use it on my hero

Updating now, thanks

Works on my Desire - for anybody struggling to find it, it's not a new app, it's been enabled in existing versions of Maps. Try searching for a location, and now you should get a blue arrow next to the place marker which allows you to either show directions or navigate (which is the new functionality).

There was an update published a few days ago, I don't know if you need that. If you don't get the navigation option make sure you've got the latest version.

Sweet, thx OP.

Working on my Desire. The voice is terrible though. Kind of wish they'd got someone to record "turn left, turn right" etc. Instead we get a stock 'computer voice' which guesses the road names etc. pronouncing 'Rd.' (as is on most Roads) as "errd" gets really grating. Although it can be muted!!

Just need a good car cradle/charger now......

I have removed the existing version and installed the new version on my desire and now it is working ok.

Cheers guys

garbage456;8420046

my g1 is a t mboile phone and is on 1.6 and the google software is on … my g1 is a t mboile phone and is on 1.6 and the google software is on there.



Android 1.6 is available for the G1, but not for the G2.

Great find! Works on my HTC desire

Working on HTC Desire, you can download Nav Launcher app and link google map for easy access to navigation.

Confirmed working on my Moto Milestone

more info: ]Endgadget

works great on my xperia x10
heat added!!!

Nice, thanks - downloading now- over GPRS :-(

Any idea when we will get Google Earth?

Blonkster

fyi i had to uninstall first then reinstall from market... running cyogen FW

Tasted on my Nexus One and it works perfectly. Thanks for the heads up!

works good on google-branded HTC Magic (uk vodafone) 1.6 :-)

voted hot.

cowbutt;8420010

The G2 Touch is a T-Mobile-branded HTC Hero, and as such is still on … The G2 Touch is a T-Mobile-branded HTC Hero, and as such is still on Android 1.5. Android 2.1 is expected soon, i.e. shortly after it appears for the HTC Hero.



Might not be that soon. This update has been promised for a while and looks like it has been delayed again:

techradar.com/new…all

Typical every android apart from my g2 touch

JBAUERBEATSJBOND;8421904

Typical every android apart from my g2 touch



I emailed HTC the other day about the rollout of 2.1 on the Hero, they told me it'll be going on from the end of April so hopefully we don't have to wait too much longer.

Heat added works great on my G1

finally got it and very impressed!

handled some deliberate wrong turns very well and loved the street view picture when you arrive at your destination

kharma45;8422270

I emailed HTC the other day about the rollout of 2.1 on the Hero, they … I emailed HTC the other day about the rollout of 2.1 on the Hero, they told me it'll be going on from the end of April so hopefully we don't have to wait too much longer.


Fingers crossed then eh should roll out by December then

sweet got my desire coming in the next few days

Will this work with a Moto dext on orange?

Tempted to get one as a second phone.

I used this today, it's really good to the point my TomTom might finally get the boot. The htc hero 2.1 update should start appearing towards the end of this month.

Waiting for maemo 5 version for Nokia N900

Less than 24 hours after telling me April...

techradar.com/new…928

Way to go HTC.
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