Google has just updated the beta version of Google Maps Navigation, bringing a welcome feature to the navigation app on Android phones. The latest version of Navigation now provides users with automatic routing based on real-time traffic conditions. Instead of simply calculating the shortest distance you need to travel to reach a destination, the app takes into consideration the traffic conditions of the location and the time of day, based on previous traffic reports. This means that you don’t have to get caught in jams on the road anymore, and who knows, you might find a brand new favorite route to or from work. The beta is only available to users in North America and Europe (where traffic data is available), though hopefully it will reach the rest of the world as well. Head over to the Android Market to download the app now.
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