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Google Offers More Access to Android GPS App

By November 24, 2009

Google's excellent -- and free -- GPS application is now available to even more Android users. In a blog post earlier this week, Google said that Google Maps Navigation (Beta) is now available to devices that are running versions 1.6 and higher of the Android operating system.

Google Maps Navigation delivers spoken turn-by-turn driving directions through your phone, just like apps made by GPS manufacturers TomTom and Magellan. It also incorporates Google's search features and Google Map features like Street View.

The app was released a few weeks ago, but was limited to phones running Android version 2.0. And the only phone running Android 2.0, so far, is the Motorola Droid. But now, users of other Android-based phones, including the T-Mobile myTouch 3G and the T-Mobile G1 will get access to this excellent application. Unfortunately, though, users of the pretty impressive Motorola Cliq won't -- yet. That phone runs Android version 1.5, and it is not known when it will be updated.

If you have an Android phone running version 1.6 or higher, you can find Google Maps Navigation (Beta) in the Android Marketplace.

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