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Google Maps Navigation beta spreads to Canada & Europe

Google have pushed out Google Maps Navigation beta access to users across Europe and in Canada, extending the software's current availability which, so far, has been limited to the US and the UK.  The service updates the standard Google Maps app with turn-by-turn speech directions and voice control. France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands all get Google Maps Navigation from today.  The update is available via the Android Market; let us know how you get on! [via the::unwired]

Movistar unveils the Ivy, a low-cost Android 2.1 phone with Huawei

While most of us wait in anticipation for the 2.1 OTA, a low-end device emerges with it preinstalled. Movistar, in partnership with Huawei, has launched a low-cost Android-powered handset called the Ivy. The Movistar IVY comes with the usual Google apps and is expected to launch shortly in Europe. .

Vlingo for Android – Get it Now on Android Market!

Vlingo is now available for download in the android market. This app allows you to speak to your phone to perform a variety of different task such as sending SMS or even tweets. It also allows using Google Maps, Google Search, sending emails and searching the web all via voice commands.

Samsung Galaxy S Promo Video

The Samsung Galaxy S has created a lot of buzz around the web. There’s still no official word on when this device will hit the market here in the US. Initial reports have the “Superphone” slated for release on all the major carriers here. This promo video gives you a few things to look forward to if you decide to purchase one.

Software Update: DROID Eris by HTC Coming Soon!

Verizon has made it official, the Droid Eris will be joining in on all the Android 2.1 fun. The4 update is currently listed as “Coming Soon”. This means that the OTA could reach Eris users anytime now, I wouldn’t hold my breath on it though.

Quick Look At The T-Mobile Garminfone

Ok, we’ve seen a ton of pictures of Garmin’s first entry into to the Android game. Now there’s a video of this handset in action. The guys over at Tmonews managed to get their hands on this video.  Another custom UI comes with the introduction of this phone. It’s designed to fulfill all your GPS needs, we finally get a chance to see how it works.

Google: Place Pages Mobile

Notice any changes in Google Maps lately? Place Pages is a service that combined street view images with reviews and hours of operation for various destinations. You can even access these features right from your Android handsets browser. This service will help you and your friends pick the right place to dine or visit.

LG Optimus GT540 Headed To The UK May 1st

The LG Optimus formerly know around the web as the LG GT540, will be headed to the UK this May. LG is a late entry into the Android game but they are making a valiant effort to pump out quality Android devices. To bad there isn't a price tag on this one but expect it to be affordable.
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