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Google Maps Navigation now available in the Market for Android 1.6 (US only)

November 23, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

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Google Maps Navigation now available in the Market for Android 1.6 (US only)

It was just a few weeks back when Google rolled out Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0.

Now, in a little bit of good news, that navigation app is now available in the Market for anyone in the United States running Android OS 1.6 or later. Unfortunately that still does leave some out, namely those on Sprint, but my bitter feelings aside this does come as a nice surprise. And hopefully this will come to 1.5 with some additional time.

The one catch here is that the “navigate to” voice command feature is not available. But moving on to a more positive point, it was noted that this Market version does include the new Layers feature, “which lets you overlay geographical information on the map. View My Maps, transit lines, Wikipedia articles about places, and more.”

Now, if we could just get those remaining Android 1.5 phones bumped up, and yes I am talking about you Sprint.

[via Google Mobile Blog]