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Google Maps Navigation gets a green light in Mexico

Those folks from Mountain View have been working hard to bring their popular services to as many regions as possible. Yesterday it appears that the awesome Google Maps Navigation feature has been given the green light and is now available in Mexico. It's in a beta stage, but users in Mexico should be able to use and enjoy Maps Navigation with all the features we currently enjoy elsewhere.

New Waze update makes it easier to find friends

Popular navigation app Waze has just been updated to version 3.5. The emphasis of this update is social integration. It's all about users being able to find their friends more easily using the app. The update also tweaks the interface a bit to make the app easier to use.

Google Maps live traffic alerts now support 130 new cities

Today Google has unleashed another huge update for Google Maps. While this update isn't on the app side that will need downloading, instead it is backend features that will enable their real-time live traffic status alerts and details to an additional 130 cities across the US. That is a huge update if you ask us, and they've even included Costa Rica, and Panama City too.

Google Maps adds real-time New York Subway alerts

Today Google has added another addition to their Maps service that should make all those New York readers plenty happy. If you've ever missed the subway or been late this should help you out. Google Maps has offered transit times and updates for months, but now you'll get real-time updates and alerts in New York City.

CoPilot GPS navigation app goes free for Android

If you had your eye out for a quality GPS navigation app for your Android smartphone, a new free app is now available on Google Play. The app is CoPilot GPS, a free version of ALK's navigation software. ALK also has CoPilot Live for Android offering turn-by-turn navigation and off-line mapping selling for £20.

Telenav nets 30 million navigation subscribers

If you're a regular user of Google's built-in Android navigation, you're probably not aware of TeleNav, an alternative available on both Android and iOS. But plenty of others are: the company announced today that it had passed 27 million paying subscribers and 3.3 million free users as well. On Android four versions of TeleNav on offer: the standard app, a tablet version and modified versions specifically for Verizon and T-Mobile. They've also got an HTML5-based web navigation service that can be accessed by apps.

Google Maps update adds preferred transit mode and new navigation menu

Google has just issued another update to their famous Google Maps today with even more support for HD displays like the Galaxy Nexus and other 720p and higher HD screens. Along with the update we also get some new features to Google Navigation. Previously we could get walking, driving, or biking directions but today they've added that same "preferred transit mode" option to Google Navigation. So now you can get full voice-guided navigation while driving or walking.

TeleNav unveils web-based HTML 5 navigation for apps and more

The popular third party location-based navigation and provider TeleNav has just unveiled the full details on their new HTML 5 powered and web-based navigation service. No longer will users need to download an app, or leave the app they are in for turn-by-turn navigation and directions. With Scout for Apps by TeleNav developers can add simple voice-guided navigation services directly into any application, or web site.
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