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Google Maps Navigation is a free, internet-connected GPS navigation system with voice guidance for Android-based smarthphones.

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Pros

Free

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Highly-integrated with your contacts and gmail account for addresses

2 agree

Satellite layer overlayed while driving

2 agree

Traffic layer for realtime traffic

2 agree

Better than standalone GPS units

2 agree

Car dock mode for easy reading at arms lengths

2 agree

Uses the latest information available from the Cloud, so it's always up to date

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Plain English search

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Many features require a constant data connection

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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Google Maps Navigation is a free, internet-connected GPS navigation system with voice guidance for Android-based smarthphones. It is powered by Google maps and integrates many of Google's existing technologies into the app including: 

  • plain English search
  • voice search
  • search along route
  • Traffic, Satellite, Street view
  • Card dock mode for easier reading
  • Walking navigation
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Erik
11/24/2010 10:55

I tried #google_maps_navigation out for the first time yesterday on my #samsung_captivate_sgh_i897
IT IS AMAZING. It is better than any consumer GPS on the market, and it's free. The traffic and satellite layers are great, and with a simple press of the screen you can go into street view. The analogy for me is Google Maps Navigation to All Other GPS units is Google Maps to MapQuest. If that makes any sense. (@dom have you tried this bad boy out?)

Omar

Omar

11/24/2010 10:58

Have you figured out if you have 2.1 firmware or 2.2?

And can you do voice search with the navigation app? I'm almost certain you can with 2.2, just not sure if it's in 2.1.

Erik

Erik

11/24/2010 11:04

It's 2.1 for sure. 2.2 is due out in early 2011 for Rogers customers. I'm anxious for Froyo, since the OS is reported to be about 5X faster than Eclair, and the updated browser is claimed to be the fastest in the world.

Omar

Omar

11/24/2010 11:06

So can it do voice search?

Erik

Erik

11/24/2010 11:10

Ya it does, but not in my version for some reason.

Omar

Omar

11/24/2010 11:18

Oh, that's strange... I saw my friend use the voice search and it's pretty damn sweet. So if you think the app is good now, definitely get voice search working.

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