Google has announced that Google Maps Navigation will now automatically route you around traffic. Google is pitching the feature as rending the traffic report obsolete. “Ever been stuck in traffic, only to find out you’d have been better off going…
Earlier today, reports indicated that Google Maps Navigation (an Internet-connected GPS nav system) would become available on the iPhone, and while some people viewed this a nice peace offering, others thought Google was damaging its mobile business. Only it turns out even more cynicism was appropriate, as no such move is guaranteed to occur.
People who – deep breath – live in the UK or Ireland, don’t like to get lost, can tolerate beta software, and own a new-ish Android phone are in luck. An unfinished version of Google Maps Navigation has been made available in the UK and Ireland for Android devices 1.6 and higher.
Join Millions of Business, Marketing and Technology Professionals and subscribe to our newsletters: