Google Maps Navigation Comes to Android 1.6

by Pedro Hernandez on November 23, 2009 · 0 comments

Android - Google Maps NavigationRejoice owners of pre-Android 2.0 smartphones! Just in time for Thanksgiving, Google today announced that free Google Maps Navigation is now available for Android 1.6 (Donut) users.

The Official Google Mobile Blog has the details:

If you have a phone running Android 1.6, you can download an updated version of Google Maps from Android Market to use Navigation today. Google Maps Navigation is in beta and is currently available in the United States. Some features of Android 2.0 are not available on Android 1.6, for example, the ability to use the “navigate to” voice command as shown in our demo video.

The lack of voice support is kind of a bummer, but free is free. Go and grab the GPS-enhancing app before you start your holiday trek.

Source: Official Google Mobile Blog [via Gizmodo]

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