Google Planning To Bring Turn-By-Turn GPS Navigation With Voice Guidance For Free To The iPhone

News | Wednesday April 21 2010 12:31 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Google confirmed at a London press conference that it plans to bring free satnav to other smartphone platforms, including the iPhone , although it wouldn’t say when.
like TomTom are quite expensive on the App Store.
Since Google Maps Navigation doesn’t store maps on the device like other apps it pre-caches the entire route when a user requests for directions. Google Mobile Maps product manager, Steve Lee explains:
“Google Maps pre-caches the entire route. It needs a data connection when you ask for navigation. But while driving to your destination, if you intermittently lose the connection, it will still carry on. As long as you stay on the route.”
Search by voice, which is convenient for mobile devices
Search for gas stations, restaurants, or parking along the route.
It’s pretty cool and the best part is that it will be free. We can’t wait for Google to release this for the iPhone . How about you?
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