03/07/2011, 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 […]
02/23/2011, MapQuest has just released their map and navigation app for the Android operating system. So for those of you who are looking for a free alternative to Google Maps – MapQuest is just for you. It makes use of OpenStreetMap – maps that can be edited and updated by users anywhere, all the time. In addition to letting you know where you are, MapQuest can get you where you want […]
02/18/2011, We all know how hard it is to follow another driver sometimes. Due to bad driving habits or unpredictable traffic, it’s very often that one loses sight of the other car and ends up taking the wrong turn. Well now, thanks to Route 66 Maps + Navigation, we won’t have to anymore. This GPS navigation app was launched at the Mobile World Congress and has an impressive feature that other […]
01/19/2011, It looks like these open source map charters have been hard at work. MapQuest has just announced the launch of 8 additional maps built using open technology and OpenStreetMap data. MapQuest now supports Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Sweden. Great news if you’re a believer/user of open source projects and/or you’re looking for a free alternative to Google Maps. They have even updated their MapQuest sites […]
01/14/2011, Telenav has just announced the version 6.2 its navigation app that features improvements in many areas, but the most interesting ones are: Quick Search: this is a menu-less search that should make local searches faster. It looks more like a web search engine, and less like what you might have seen in GPS navigation software before. To make things even faster, you can also use TeleNav’s Speech Recognition (I guess […]
09/02/2010, Navteq is a household name when it comes to GPS technology, and the company aims to make their service a whole lot more human thanks to the introduction of Natural Guidance. This service will drop traditional GPS navigation instructions and will instead provide users with directions which they would have received from friends or family anyways. For example, the system won’t spew “turn right in 150 feet” but will instead […]
07/28/2010, The Samsung Wave is one of the first few bada-powered smartphones from the South Korean consumer electronics giant, and owners of the Wave in the UK will be pleased to know that Route 66 is offering lifetime navigation software for 30 Euros, alongside a free updates for one-year for its speed camera database. Currently, all Samsung Wave models will ship with Route 66 preinstalled, albeit being a 30-day trial version. […]
06/09/2010, Seems like Ford isn’t the only company who is busy bringing Google Maps to their vehicles as GM has also announced that OnStar and Google have reached an agreement, allowing OnStar users to search for and choose their destination using Google Maps, after which drivers will be able to send these destinations to the Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service in their vehicles. This new feature is dubbed OnStar eNav and will be […]
04/28/2010, Folks in the market for an Android smartphone that focuses on navigation will be happy to hear that Garmin-Asus has officially announced the Nuvifone A10, which is targeted at pedestrian navigation users. This navigation phone will be going on sale in Europe and Asia Pacific mid this year, though there isn’t any mention of pricing just yet. Specifications of the A10 include:
03/27/2010, Sanyo has unveiled its latest devices in its series of Gorilla PND (personal navigation device), namely the NV-SD740DT, NV-SB570DT and NV-SB550DT. Aside from the more obvious design changes, there are other improvements to enhance user experience such as a faster and more responsive user interface and GPS localization. The higher end 7-inch NV-SD740DT offers 16GB of memory, LED backlight, more detailed maps with a 5m maximum zoom, as well as […]
03/09/2010, We played with the Motonav N765 at Mobile World Congress (MWC), but we now have one in the office, as Motorola prepares to launch it in the U.S. For a quick overview of the functionalities, you can refer to our MWC post. right now, we want to share with you an unboxing photo gallery and a quick first impression of the physical aspect of the device along with a little […]
02/10/2010, Windows Mobile 7 is not even out yet, and there are already rumors of it swirling round the Internet, where among them include it boasting free navigation, similar to what Nokia recently pulled with their Ovi suite software. This will certainly go some way in making Windows Mobile 7 attractive to new and current smartphone users, apart from the already-known features such as Zune, Xbox and Bing integration, and a […]
01/21/2010, Nokia dropped the bomb on Personal Navigation Devices makers by announcing the availability of “free navigation” for its family of smartphones, globally. This means that navigation packages with turn-by-turn directions inside that cover 74 countries in 46 languages alongside detailed maps for 180 countries are now available for free. Those packages used to cost between $70 and $100 just yesterday.
10/16/2009, Garmin is getting ready for the holiday season and has introduced the Nuvi 1450, which is a no-nonsense version of the Nuvi 1490T. How so? You get the same navigation experience, but you don’t have to pay for the Bluetooth and the live traffic features (that you probably don’t use anyway). Still, this GPS costs $500, which is still in the “high” range for a personal navigation device.