Launched in the US in October last year, Google Maps with free navigation is now available in the UK.
Reportedly, British Android users can now enjoy the 4.1.1 Beta version of Google Maps, which, of course, provides turn-by-turn navigation with voice directions. It looks like the OS upgraded itself with the latest Google Maps, so you don’t need to do anything special to have it.
Like in the US, free navigation is available not only on Android 2.0 and 2.1 phones (like the HTC Desire), but also on devices that run Android 1.6 – like the recently launched Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.
Google Maps with free navigation will probably start working in other European countries soon (France, Germany, Italy and so on). Until then, you can always use a Nokia smartphone, as most of them come with free worldwide navigation.
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