Google Maps Navigation Makes iPhone Users & Others Jealous of Droid

Oct 29, 2009 • 8:07 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

The big news the other day was on the Google Maps Navigation for the new Android 2.0 OS which will run first on the Verizon Wireless Droid starting November 6th for $199 with a contract.

Android is not as 'sexy' as the iPhone, but the Google Maps Navigation tool is an extremely 'sexy' application that make iPhone users drool. Just take a look at this video demo:

Heck, it makes me want to buy my wife a Droid, even though I know she won't use 99% of the features. Don't worry, I won't get her a Droid, but I will encourage one of my employees to pick one up so we can mess around with the device.

Will these features ever come to the iPhone? Possibly. Who wouldn't want a free navigation system on their phone? Heck, Google's application looks way better than most paid options.

Why is Google doing this for free? I assume data collection and the ads they can eventually embed in the software.

Forum discussion at Google Mobile Help and WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Ron Munson

10/31/2009 06:57 pm

Excellent product, however what if I want to go visit my friend Jeff Smith? What if Jeff Smith just moved to a new location and wants me to come to his house warming party? Will I still have to write down his address? I highly recommend Google to take this excellent idea to the next level and allow user to access dot tel GPS locations. If I store JeffSmith.tel in my phone I say 'Navigate to JeffSmith.tel' That way if the Jeff Smith I know moves every weekend I can keep up with him. http://www.telnic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134

Adam Audette

11/02/2009 07:51 pm

A co-worker is picking one up on Friday, can't wait to see it! Looks pretty stellar from what I've read, and yes this maps tool is incredible.

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