Last month, Google offered Google Maps Navigation as a free beta service for those using an Android 2.0 handheld device. Those using an earlier version of Android were unfortunately out of luck and had to resort to hacks in order to port this cool feature to the G1, which as we’ve seen with today’s Apple iPhone worm, is not always the best course of action.
It should be noted that some features that are available on Android 2.0 are currently not available on Android 1.6. For example, this new release does not support the “Navigate To” voice command so you will need to make use of the phone’s keyboard in order to enter your destination address.
Google Maps Navigation is currently available for download through the Android Market and the best part about it is unlike other navigation applications such as the TomTom, the Google application is free.