Google Maps Navigation Makes iPhone Users & Others Jealous of Droid

Oct 29, 2009 - 8:07 am 2 by
Filed Under Misc Google

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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