October 11, 2011 | by Charles West
Great news for you Sprint TeleNav users out there, the navigation service has just released information that its GPS Navigator app for Android phones is getting a major update soon. This 7.1 update brings in some nice additions like favorite and recent destinations, local reviews, gas prices, commute times and traffic all at your disposal. Other newly implemented features includes the following:
- New Home Screen - TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 uses a new, unique home screen, called “My Dashboard,” for quick and easy access to what on-the-go people need every day. The redesigned interface includes a map of the user’s current location with real-time traffic overlay and customizable “Home” and “Work” buttons to show current drive times based on live traffic.
- Improved Map Options - TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 also includes smoother and faster map rendering, enhancing features such as live traffic, red light cameras and satellite view map layers. The application includes Multi Routes, which recommends up to three routes to the destination with distance and estimated drive times based on traffic conditions.
- New Widgets – Customizable Android widgets have been added for quick access to the information that on-the-go people need and use every day. Three TeleNav widgets are available for download on the Android home screen, including a map of the user’s current location, a one-box search field, and navigation with Home and Work commute times.
Users of phones running Android version 2.3 on Sprint’s network will see the TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 update in Google’s Android Market later this month. The app is free to download, but keep in mind that optional premium features such as lane assist, speed trap, red light camera, speed limit notification and commute reports are going to run you $4.99 per month.