US readers may already be revelling in the delights of turn-by-turn navigation on their Android handsets, but now UK Android phone owners can do a celebratory little robot dance too as it’s been rolled out now to us Brits too.
As well as the turn-by-turn directions, users of 4.1.1 Google Maps beta can now access directions in a list view, see Street View or satellite views, get real-time traffic, search for places to eat and also view search layers.
Nexus One owners can even voice activate a route through the universal search bar.
Looking sharp then, but keep in mind its limited to handsets running Android 1.6 and above, which is a bummer for HTC Hero owners left behind the pack with 1.5 after the repeatedly delayed Android updates from HTC.
By Gerald Lynch | April 21st, 2010