November 17, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
For the first time, Google Maps Navigation covers an entire continent. Google has announced that Android users in Australia can now navigate their streets with Maps Navigation, the free turn-by-turn navigation app available for phones with Android 1.6 or higher.
Whether going to the Sydney Opera House or downtown Brisbane, Maps will now provide voice-guided instructions for driving. Users will be able to search by voice, see satellite or street level maps, get traffic updates, see points of interest (petrol, hotels, parks, etc.) along the way. The new version also supports starred locations synchronized between the phone and desktop.
Google has also announced that GMN is also available in New Zealand. If you have a phone with Android 1.6 or higher, head to the Android Market and install the update. Where will maps take our Aussie and Kiwi friends, next?