iPhone to get Google Maps with free navigation?

Currently available only for Android smartphones (and only in the US and the UK), Google Maps with free navigation may make its way to other mobile platforms soon.

Reportedly, Google has recently confirmed that it’s “always evaluating other platforms” for Google Maps Navigation, including iPhone, Windows Mobile and even Java phones.

According to TechRadar, a Google UK official stated “We’re close partners with Apple, but we can’t comment on the ifs and whens” – obviously regarding a future launch of Google Maps Navigation for Apple’s smartphone. This being said, it’s not clear whether free navigation will be available this year for the new iPhone 4G / HD or not.

If Google Maps with free navigation does become available for the iPhone, it would hurt companies like TomTom (which has an iPhone navigation app priced at $59.99). However, iPhone users would be more than happy.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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