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Google confirms that free turn-by-turn navigation is iPhone bound

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Google confirms that free turn-by-turn navigation is iPhone bound
It looks like some Android users can not taunt iPhone owners about the former being able to get free turn-by-turn Google Maps Navigation on their phone while the latter can not. At a London press conference, Google confirmed that they are bringing support for this service to the Apple iPhone and other platforms as well. The Google contingent were not in London to use up frequent flyer miles, but were there to announce Google Maps Navigation in the U.K. as we reported. There is no word on when iPhone owners will be able to catch up with Android owners with this very useful application, but it probably won't be too long. Allowing Apple to put this application on the iPhone should put to rest talk that the Cupertino based firm had been having words with Google.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Google should make this a paid app for Iphone, and use the revenues to develop even more cool apps for Android like Shopper, Goggles, etc :D

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 10:45

2. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

This article did not mention the United States or AT&T, so I am hopeful that this applies to the US...I would love to see free navigation come to the iPhone. Free navigation would absolutely help the iPhone....along with that SKYFIRE app Steve Jobs is going to personally approve, right Steve?

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 11:32

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Is it voice TURN-by-TURN directions?? Either way....nice.

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 12:15

4. tuminatr (Posts: 859; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

sounds like someone misspoke http://www.macrumors.com/2010/04/23/questions-arise-over-googles-plans-to-bring-free-turn-by-turn-g ps-navigation-to-iphone/

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 12:23

5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Google is denying reports it will extend its free Google Maps Navigation turn-by-turn application to additional smartphone platforms, including Apple's iPhone. On Thursday, MacUser reported that Google announced plans to expand the Android navigation service to additional operating systems during a London press conference introducing Google Maps Navigation to the U.K. market, but did not offer further details, including a timetable. But a Google spokesperson tells PCWorld that's not the case: "We did not say we would bring it to iPhone, we said to date we've had it on Android and that in the future it may come to other platforms but did not confirm this will be coming to iPhone at all." Google Maps Navigation launched in the U.S. in late 2009, in conjunction with the release of the digital services giant' Android 2.0 software update. According to Google, the mobile app boasts all the familiar bells and whistles of GPS-based navigation systems, like 3D views, voice guidance and automatic re-routing, but was built to take advantage of smartphones' constant connection to the web, enabling features like real-time traffic views, street and satellite views, updated map and business data, and searching by voice, plain English or according to routes. Many pundits anticipate free turn-by-turn services like Google Maps Navigation and Nokia's Ovi Maps will spell doom for traditional premium, subscription-based navigation solutions. Popular iPhone navigation apps include TomTom U.S.A. (priced at $59.99) and Navigon MobileNavigator North America ($79.99). For more on Google Maps Navigation's proposed iPhone expansion: - read this PCWorld article

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 12:23

6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

On Fiercewireless.com - wow phonearena is the NATIONAL INQUIRER of mobile technology....

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 12:33

7. tuminatr (Posts: 859; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

sometimes they are

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 12:40

8. jcoberg10 (Posts: 112; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)

NetworkDood You should start your own website you already have more reliable sources than Phoneareana. (Ex. Google.com)

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