Google Maps

New Google Map Navigation features released in beta for Android 2.0 phones have been rolled back to support phones running Android 1.6. It’s fantastic news for me and I just updated my T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream) with the latest version. The update was quick and easy, customers just need to select Google Maps from within Android Market. Best of all, it’s free.

The most juicy extras only work in the US at the moment, as a UK resident I have enhanced direction finding features and new map layers. First available on Java phones, Google Maps was the killer app that hooked me on Android when the G1 was released. I know I sound a bit gushy, but I’ve always loved maps. Google Earth and products like it really rock my world. I wish those Street View cars would dive around a bit faster.

Like to know more? Google blog here

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