The Sony Ericsson X10, SE’s first Android phone shows in the video below that its not just the Motorola Droid / Milestone which will be able to take advantage of Google’s free turn by turn maps navigation application. The GPS / sat nav application by Google which first debuted earlier in October this year is increasingly becoming a threat to the likes of TomTom and CoPilot who have thrown themselves into the mobile app market.
What was first unveiled exclusively on the Motorola Droid is now available to the rest of the Android gang. If you’ve got an Android phone running version 1.6, you’ll be able to download the new Google Maps Navigation application for free off the Android Market from today.
You guys will probably have heard by now that Google Maps has started moving into the territory of turn by turn navigation. Though its only just in beta, it will be free! A huge setback for sat nav apps in terms of business and popularity. Two problems though, thus far, you can only use it in the US and it is currently only available on Android, but Google has said that it will be developing support for other mobile platforms in the near future. Continue reading »
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