Enterprise Applications: Google Maps Navigation Bolsters Android 2.0
Launched Oct. 28 as a free Google Maps feature for smartphones that will run the Google Android 2.0 build, Google Maps Navigation is a GPS navigation system that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance. The program uses the phone's Internet connection to fetch users the latest maps and business data. Features include the ability to search without knowing an address, search by voice and search any business along a route. Google envisions Maps Navigation as a differentiator to set Android 2.0-based smartphones apart from Apple's iPhone. There are also traffic, satellite and street views. The details are in this eWEEK slide show.