Google releases free Sat-Nav app for your Android phone
Those of you with an Android-powered mobile are now in luck - you can download Google’s free sat-nav app, Google Maps Navigation. Although it was launched last Autumn it hasn't been available to UK residents until today. The website still says the app is only available to US residents, but Techcrunch is reporting that a recent update means UK customers with at least Android 1.6 can use it, complete with Google's own road maps.
And it's quite an app, too; you can Google search your destination, by text or voice, see your route in street view or satellite view, see traffic congestion ahead, add layers to show businesses and petrol stations on your route. It's like having Kenneth Kendall and Wincy Willis in a teeny tiny box, guiding your every move - whether your mobile service provider can provide a consistent 3G signal to your handset while you drive, is another matter.