Free Google Maps Navigation: Comes To Canada and Europe

It has been announced that Google has released Maps Navigation in eleven new countries, as well as adding French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages to its Search by Voice feature.Google eventually hope to have this feature available in all languages.

Mikael Ricknäs of is reporting that users with an Android 1.6 or higher smartphone can download Google Maps Navigation and get turn-by-turn voice guidance. Until this latest release the voice guidance only worked in the U.S. and UK.

The eleven new countries to get the free service are Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. The free turn-by-turn voice guidance was first released in October of last year.

Owners of the BlackBerry, Nokia S60 and iPhone can also get the search by Voice feature.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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