April 21, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Google Maps Navigator has finally jumped over the Atlantic and started working for drivers in the United Kingdom. An updated version of Google Maps now supports turn-by-turn directions for drivers trying to drive to Wembley or navigate Abbey Road.
All phones running Android 1.6 or higher are capable of supporting turn-by-turn voice guided directions thanks to an update to Google Maps. Keep in mind that just like the U.S. version of Google Maps, there are some differences based on which OS you are running. The voice-prompted “take me to that King Tut exhibit” feature we saw in Maps’ debut video is not available in the 1.6 version.
British users have complained about getting this feature for months and it’s now officially available. What do you think of it?