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Voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation available for millions more people today on Google Maps for Android

The Google Maps team has taken to Google+ and announced the addition of voice navigation for 9 new countries today. Users in the following countries will be able to use the Google Maps app on their Android phone with the new (to them) feature, starting right now:

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Senegal
  • Estonia
  • Bulgaria
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Slovakia

There was no word on when to expect the same for other locations, nor about how the process is done. We tend to take Google services for granted in Western Europe, and especially, North America, but for many folks Android devices are missing some of what makes them so special. We're glad to see Google address this issue, even if it's a bit slower than we would like.

Source: +Google Maps

 

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Google Maps brings navigation to 9 new countries in Europe and Africa

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Some countries have limited travel rules in place, and in others, travel might be dangerous. Somalia for example wouldn't be a place where I'd expect ANYONE to just travel the country to map out the roads due to safety issues, and North Korea or Vietnam might also place huge restrictions on the whole mapping process.

"Vietnam might also place huge restrictions on the whole mapping process." really? Why is that?