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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.

Google Maps Navigation menu updated with new UI

Though not a large update, Google went ahead and refreshed the UI for the Navigation menu within their Google Maps application. The ICS menu button has been taken out completely, and replaced with a much larger (easier to press) menu layout right above the ICS soft keys. After using it, you'll notice it feels much like the previous versions of Google Maps before Android 4.0.

Navigate through CES with Google Maps

We were just messing around with Google Maps here at CES, and realized the entire CES complex is mapped in - booth to booth! For those of you that are going to be here at the show, there isn't a better way to navigate your way around. Sure, you could pick up a map - but then you'd have to find a place to pick it up. Let's just stick to Google Maps.

TeleNav announces web-based HTML 5 navigation service

Today the popular location-based service provider TeleNav has announced an HTML 5 browser-based navigation service for mobile devices. They've been a popular and widely used 3rd party navigation tool on Android for a long time and now their entire suite of location-based services are about to get even better, and easier to access.

Google Maps just got bigger, now available indoors at malls and airports

Google Maps received another large update today and while the new features are mostly still in beta they are available now for all to try. The update should be hitting devices in the market throughout the day and along with a few changes for navigation options we now have a completely new frontier for Google Maps -- indoors. Soon you'll be able to find the quickest route to the closest Starbucks at that huge airport so you can stay awake while headed to CES (which we'll be at live of course). More details below.

Navigon upgrades Android nav app with new features

If you are an Android user that does a lot of traveling and wants an Android nav app, Navigon is one of the most popular choices out there. The app isn’t exactly cheap to purchase at $27.95, but it is more appealing to many than one that has a monthly fee. If you are using Navigon already, the company has announced that it has upgraded the app to version 4.0.
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