Via the Official Google blog, Google announced Google maps navigation for Android 2.0. Google Maps have guided millions of people since 2005. However, the printed directions have stopped cutting it; people demand access to directions even when behind the wheel.
Google has announced the next step for Google Maps for mobile: Google Maps Navigation (Beta) for Android 2.0 devices.
This new feature comes with everything you'd expect to find in a GPS navigation system, like 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting. But unlike most navigation systems, Google Maps Navigation was built from the ground up to take advantage of your phone's Internet connection.
The following are some of the offered features:
- The most recent map and business data
- Search in plain English
- Search by voice
- Traffic view
- Search along route
- Satellite view
- Street view