Google Maps Navigation Bolsters Android 2.0

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Google Maps Navigation Bolsters Android 2.0

By Clint Boulton

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Burger Time

A Google Search for "burgers" displays results along a user's route. Users need only tap a result for more details.

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Basic Map View

The green traffic indicator means traffic is currently flowing smoothly.

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Satellite View

View your route overlaid on 3-D satellite views with Google's high-resolution aerial imagery.

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Satellite View 2

Make tricky routes easier to follow.

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Street View

See the next turn by viewing route overlaid on Street View.

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Gas, Food, Parking

Google Maps Navigation calls out several layers, including gas, restaurants and parking.

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Street View Destination

As users approach their destination, Google Maps Navigation automatically switches to Street View so they know what to look for.

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Traffic View

Check out the traffic ahead.

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Map View

An on-screen indicator glows green, yellow or red based on the current traffic conditions along a route. A single touch on the indicator toggles a traffic view that shows the traffic ahead.

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Voice Shortcut

Search by voice leverages voice recognition to help Android 2.0 phone users speak their search queries.

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