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.

The new free version from the company is aimed to go directly against Google Maps Navigation. The big issue for many with the free CoPilot GPS app is that it doesn’t do turn-by-turn navigation. To enable turn-by-turn navigation and other features such as live traffic updates you have to shell out money to the tune of £19.99 for a lifetime license and £9.99 for traffic updates.

The free app lets you get maps for one country in the deal. The download is 20 MB and available right now. We have to wonder when other GPS companies such as TomTom will follow suit with free navigation apps. Does anyone else think the days of paid GPS apps are coming to a close?

[via ElectricPig]