Google Maps Navigation archive

  • Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013
    Cars

    Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

    By 23 October 2013

    Car makers Hyundai and Kia (32.8 per cent owned by the Hyundai Motor Company) will become the first to incorporate Android into their in-car navigation systems, according to South Korean media reports. The two will move away from their own in-house software,...

  • Google Maps gains multiple destinations, knows you want to make several stops
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    Google Maps gains multiple destinations, knows you want to make several stops

    By 9 October 2013

    Sometimes if you ask, Google will oblige. Perhaps one of the most requested requested features on Google Maps has been added to the preview version, as the company announced the ability to add multiple destinations to Google Maps. The feature will be...

  • Google Maps expands biking directions in Europe
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    Google Maps expands biking directions in Europe

    By 27 May 2013

    Google Maps launched biking directions in 2012 for Europe, and now the service has enabled the popular feature for Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. According to a post on the official Google Europe blog on Monday, Google...

  • New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview
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    New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

    By 22 May 2013

    At Google I/O one of the most exciting developments was the reworking of Google Maps. Both online and on mobile devices. With maps being ubiquitous now, it's easy to forget that the old version has a few annoying bugs that make it difficult to use. Now...

  • Google launches Map Maker in the UK, allowing Brits to contribute to Google Maps
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    Google launches Map Maker in the UK, allowing Brits to contribute to Google Maps

    By 11 April 2013

    Launched in the US in 2011, and in India before that in 2008, Google Map Maker support is finally being brought to users in the UK. Map Maker brings out your inner cartographer, allowing you to create and edit maps to your heart's content. The idea of...

  • Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access
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    Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access

    By 5 March 2013

    Google has released an update for its popular Google Maps for iPhone app with improvements for location searching and contact access for faster travel.  Version 1.1, available from the App Store, now allows users to find restaurants, coffee shops, gas...

  • Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK
    Sports Fitness

    Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK

    By 29 August 2012

    Google has announced that it is bringing biking directions to the mobile, allowing cyclists to navigate around the UK and other countries from their smartphone, or maybe even their camera. The new feature follows the company's launch of bike routes on...

  • Best Android navigation apps
    Apps

    Best Android navigation apps

    By 23 January 2012

    One of the best things to come out of the smartphone revolution was that we got to throw away all those bits of paper in our pockets along with the 10 minutes before we left home of poring over maps trying to work out where we were going to go. GPS-enabled...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Google Maps with Navigation review (Android)
    Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Google Maps with Navigation review (Android)

    By 13 October 2011

    One of the main reasons for choosing an Android smartphone is all the extra Google loveliness that comes in tow. Things like a better Gmail client, decent YouTube player and better integrated Google connectivity all enrich the Android experience.  One...

  • Google Maps adds helicopter view
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    Google Maps adds helicopter view

    By 3 October 2011

    Google Maps has gone and given itself a new 3D helicopter view that allows you to preview your journeys from above.  The idea is that as previous versions of Google Maps didn't give you a good feeling for terrain as they were top down, the new journey-based...

  • Google Maps Android update goes trainspotting
    Apps

    Google Maps Android update goes trainspotting

    By 7 July 2011

    The reach of Google Maps just went locomotive, with the launch of Google Maps 5.7 for Android which introduces Transit Navigation in beta form. Transit Navigation is the latest addition to the Navigation beta within the Android version of Maps, and brings...

  • TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic
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    TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic

    By 27 May 2011

    Traffic is a massive problem in any city. Governments have implemented methods to try and deal with it but few appear to have proved succesful. In-car satnav manufacturer TomTom, however, believes they can succeed where governments have failed. Satnav...

  • Google Maps Navigation takes on TomTom HD Traffic
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    Google Maps Navigation takes on TomTom HD Traffic

    By 8 March 2011

    Google has announced that it will be adding traffic avoidance features to its free Google Maps Navigation application, allowing you to skirt around traffic and avoid hours of boredom in your car. If the idea of that sounds familiar, it’s because Dutch...

  • Google Maps 5 explored
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    Google Maps 5 explored

    By 17 December 2010

    Google Maps 5 has just been released to the Android Market, meaning you can scurry out and update your Google Android devices. This isn’t just an incremental update but one that brings in a whole new range of features, as we told you when it was previewed...

  • Android Google Maps update walks on by
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    Android Google Maps update walks on by

    By 10 September 2010

    Google has announced some nifty updates to its Maps service on Android, including the extremely useful (for illiterate map readers at least) walking navigation function. Google Maps for mobile Beta 4.5 adds the ability to use your phone's GPS to navigate...

  • Google Maps Navigation not coming to iPhone
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    Google Maps Navigation not coming to iPhone

    By 23 April 2010

    If you thought that Google Maps Navigation coming to the UK on android handsets was a marker that it would be hopping over to the iPhone any time soon, your hopes are likely to be dashed as the company has just gone on record saying there are no plans...

  • Navigation activated on UK Android phones
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    Navigation activated on UK Android phones

    By 21 April 2010

    UK Android owners - get out the bunting. It appears that overnight the turn-by-turn navigation feature so beloved of US users has been enabled for Brits running the 4.1.1 Google Maps beta. We've got it running on a Nexus One in the UK, and Engadget claims...

  • Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone
    Phones

    Five free navigation apps for any mobile phone

    By 21 January 2010

    Nokia may have made a splash with free navigation application for a small handful of Symbian phones but this stuff's been around for ages. If you don't happen to own an N97 Mini, then here are five other free navigation apps for your mobile phone, at...

  • Google Maps Navigation comes to Android 1.6
    Phones

    Google Maps Navigation comes to Android 1.6

    By 23 November 2009

    Google has announced that all handsets running Android 1.6 will now be able to get Google Maps Navigation for free. The news, which was announced on Monday, opens up the free GPS software beyond the Android 2.0 operating system and currently the only...

  • 3D gaming coming to a BlackBerry near you
    Gaming

    3D gaming coming to a BlackBerry near you

    By 9 November 2009

    RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry handsets, is hoping to appeal to gamers in the future with an announcement that it will be supporting the OpenGL ES technology in its handsets. The news, which was announced at the company's developer conference in San...

  • TomTom shares plunge on poor Q3 results and Google announcement
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    TomTom shares plunge on poor Q3 results and Google announcement

    By 29 October 2009

    TomTom and Garmin saw their share prices plunge on Wednesday, supposedly following the announcement from Google that it was entering the "Real time" navigation sector. The news coincidently came as TomTom announced poor Q3 results with earnings down...

  • Google Maps Navigation "could" run on iPhone 3GS
    Phones

    Google Maps Navigation "could" run on iPhone 3GS

    By 28 October 2009

    Google has said that it has no plans at present to offer Google Maps Navigation on other platforms like the iPhone or BlackBerry handsets for the time being, but hinted that might not always be the case. "It's currently only available for the Android...

  • Six serious reasons why Google Maps Navigation is pure win...
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    Six serious reasons why Google Maps Navigation is pure win...

    By 28 October 2009

    Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 will not just be setting the cat amongst the pigeons but is probably more akin to handing a rocket launcher to our feline friend as well. From demonstration, the turn by turn satnav system has got several advantages...