Today, Google expanded its Google Maps Navigation system to cover 11 more countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland for Android devices running Donut (Android 1.6) and higher. The turn-by-turn directions can be read in the language of your choice and the voice destination search works with the accuracy that we’ve come to expect from Google in French, German, Italian and Spanish for Éclair (Android 2.0/2.1) and up. All of the Google Maps features are enabled in the supported countries, street view, POI search, gas stations, etc. Although Google Maps and Navigation is always a free service, it’s important to remember if you’re traveling, although the Map and Navigation service may be free, the data connection used to run it most certainly is not. [via Google Mobile Blog]


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Google Maps Navigation adds 11 nations


I would like to know why if the Navigation map can rotate so direction of travel is up. Why can't Google Maps rotate also?

Hello this probably isnt the right spot for this post but it does have to do with google nav. I am running the new froyo leak on my droid and now i can not get google nav to say anything. i unmuted it changed the volume nothing muted it and unmuted it again and still nothing and then i reset my phone several times and still noise sound for turn by turn in google nav. if you have any suggestions please help.

hey what did we do?

glad this has finally arrived. I am running out of complaints for google at this point. Im used to having at least 5 things I can say X devices is great but it doesn't have X or doesn't work in canada.

think google voice is the biggest one left.

I'm taking my Incredible (Verizon) to Germany and Italy in Sep. and would love to use Google Maps for navigating. If I'm not in Wi-fi (not sure how you would be while traveling), does anyone know what kind of charges are incurred? Will it even work without swapping out the SIM card?