Blaming bad translation from the Austrian newspaper Die Presse, Nokia has issued the following statement:
“Earlier this week, an Austrian journalist asked Greig Williams, GM of Nokia’s operations in the Alp regions, if Ovi Maps would be available on Android in the future. Greig’s response (in English) ‘We don’t comment on future plans’ was inexplicably translated into German as: ‘That will be the next step’. Of course, once we pointed out the error, the journalist corrected their article”.
It seems Android fans looking to get free satnav on their phone will either have to get Android 2.0 and live in America to get Google Maps Navigation or look for other alternatives.