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Android is now also seeing free turn-by-turn navigation with the MapQuest app

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Android is now also seeing free turn-by-turn navigation with the MapQuest app
Android users might be getting all the love thanks to free navigation courtesy of Google Maps Navigation, but for those who prefer something different, it’s worth noting that MapQuest can be a useful alternative to Google’s venerable app.

We’ve already seen the iPhone get free voice guided turn-by-turn direction with its MapQuest app, but now owners holding onto Android 1.6 and up devices can experience the same thing. The app is now available for download in the Android Market, and presents itself with some useful features like voice guided navigation, voice search, a map toolbar, walking/driving directions, and live traffic flow. Additionally, users will like using the app since it employs OpenStreetMap (OSM) data – which means that it can be used internationally. Not only that, but you can simply provide corrections for mistakes directly on the map itself.

So if you want to experience something different, while still being free, then make sure to download and check out the MapQuest app.

via Engadget

Android is now also seeing free turn-by-turn navigation with the MapQuest app

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posted on 17 Feb 2011, 14:48 1

1. Um (unregistered)


Um, Android already has free turn-by-turn navigation with Google Nav.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 15:50 1

4. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


I honestly don't think ANY of the writers on this site actually use an Android phone as their main phone. For example from iPhone vs Optimus 2x comparison:

"The iPhone 4 responds to your finger movements seamlessly, like a purring cat to a head massage"

Wtf kind of a write-up is that? Lol, another good reason why people shouldn't take their articles seriously.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 15:16 2

2. bucky (Posts: 1296; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


the beautiful thing about android is having options :)

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 15:17

3. Um @ Um (unregistered)


Did you even read the 1st paragraph?

Android users might be getting all the love thanks to free navigation courtesy of Google Maps Navigation, but for those who prefer something different, it’s worth noting that MapQuest can be a useful alternative to Google’s venerable app.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 15:54

5. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


Did you even read the title?

"Android is now also seeing free turn-by-turn navigation with the MapQuest app"

which implies Android didn't have it until now. This might be either due to poor wording, or more likely due to having no idea that Android already has that feature.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 23:20

8. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I guess you could've seen it that way. I saw it as Android is now seeing Mapquest on their phone, which offers turn by turn directions. Doesn't everybody already know that Android offers free turn by turn?

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 01:21

9. Jeff D. (unregistered)


It also implies you don't know what you are talking about, genius. Turn-by-turn nav with Google Maps is available only in a handful of countries, not worldwide. Your country and 11-12 others may have it, but the rest of the world doesn't!

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 03:29

10. PointOne (unregistered)


You yourself typed it, can't you read 'also'?

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 16:37

6. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


these writers copy from other sites who dont use android phones, not one writer from this site has wrote "his own editorial".. what a shame

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 16:40

7. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


theres a writer here named blaize1 he came from crackberry

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