Google Maps Navigation Comes to Australia and New Zealand


Those of you in the land down under can finally get your navigation fix on your Android phones as Google’s finally launched Maps + Navigation in Australia and New Zealand. Anyone in those countries with Android 1.6 or later (sorry, MOTOBLUR users) will be able to download it and get to where they need to go. They’ve also included walking navigation (BETA!) which will vibrate to notify you of turns so you can set your eyes on your surroundings. Head over to the Android market now to download it.

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[Google Australia via Androinica]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. It’s about time! I can ditch the TomTom. Heading to Australia for Christmas so this will be great!

  2. check into data rates as i don’t think they have all you can eat plans

  3. Looks like they can cache maps so as long as you plan your route before you go, no data needed. Havent checked to see if voice still works though.

  4. woohoo! no longer a laughing stock for my nokia friends :-)

  5. Can’t wait for it to hit South Africa :D

  6. WooHoo… been waiting for this for a year now. I’ve been using Brute Mod, which is great, but native turn by turn is excellent.

    Data rates in Austrlaia not too bad. I use “3” get 2G for $10 extra on my plan. For simple email and maps I hardly dent this.

  7. Yup it’s out I just confirmed it :)

  8. Choice

  9. I was so looking forward to this… But my phone is stuck on Android 1.5 :(

  10. Google Maps Navigation still won’t work in Puerto Rico…and Android phones are selling like crazy here!

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