Wouldn't It Be Nice to Have Google Maps Navigation With No Signal…

We live in a day where cell technology is nearly foolproof—until your cell drops the signal. Then you're screwed. But Google Maps may change this hard fact of life as early as this summer. » 6/08/11 4:43pm 6/08/11 4:43pm

Google Maps Navigation Now Directs You Around Traffic

I'll gladly drive out of my way to avoid the soul-crushing agony of bumper to bumper traffic, and that's just what a new beta for the Google Maps Navigation Android app will show me how to do. From now on, the first set of directions it spits out will be the fastest in current conditions, so if everyone's gawking at… » 3/07/11 1:21pm 3/07/11 1:21pm

The Best Navigation Apps

One moment it's a phone in your hand. The next, it's a full-fledged turn-by-turn nav unit with an active internet connection. What happened? These apps, is what. » 10/06/10 1:00pm 10/06/10 1:00pm

Google Maps Navigation Hits the G1, MyTouch, All Other 1.6 Handsets

Google Maps Navigation, even if it's not perfect, was one of the juiciest features of Android 2.0. Today, Google's finally set it free: It's now available for any phone with Android 1.6 Donut, including the G1 and MyTouch 3G. » 11/23/09 2:34pm 11/23/09 2:34pm

How To Hack Google Maps Navigation Onto Your G1

It's basically a ritual now: Fresh feature debuts on new Android phone; hack-happy G1 owners see new feature, develop seething jealousy; said owners work tirelessly to steal new feature. Last week, Google Maps Navigation hit the Droid. Today, the G1. » 11/11/09 9:42am 11/11/09 9:42am

Week In Review—The Second Coming of Android

Think of this week's round of announcements as Android's débutante ball. She's gone from a lovable ragamuffin to a mature OS that's ready for the spotlight. With Android 2.0, Motorola Droid and Google Maps Navigation, she stole our hearts. » 10/31/09 12:30pm 10/31/09 12:30pm

Google Maps Navigation: A Free, Ass-Kicking, Turn-by-Turn Mobile App

Google's free turn-by-turn navigation for Maps is the news this morning, and even in Beta, they got a lot right. It has Google tech, like Street View and satellite imagery, and even voice-powered search. Here's what you need to know. » 10/28/09 10:00am 10/28/09 10:00am