Google Maps Navigation comes to Singapore

Summary:U.S. Internet company will now support voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation along with street and satellite views for Android users in Singapore.

SINGAPORE--Google will from Tuesday support turn-by-turn GPS navigation with voice-guided driving directions for Android users in Singapore.

On Tuesday, Google added Singapore to the list of one of the cities supported by the beta version of Google Maps Navigation, which provides turn-by-turn audio driving directions as well as street and satellite views.

In a statement, the company said the function will be available later today for Android phones running Android 2.2--also known as Froyo--and above. Google Maps Navigation uses the Internet to provide maps and business information as well as live traffic updates.

"Google Maps Navigation (Beta) was built from the ground up as an Internet-connected GPS system," the company said. "Now you'll never need to buy map upgrades or manually update your device because you can use the most recent data from Google Maps."

A report by sister site CNET Asia on Nov. 1 noted how Google briefly listed Singapore as one of the cities supported by Maps Navigation but subsequently pulled it off the list.

Topics: Google, Mobile OS, Mobility, Singapore


The only journalist in the team without a Western name, Yun Qing hails from the mountainy Malaysian state, Sabah. She currently covers the hardware and networking beats, as well as everything else that falls into her lap, at ZDNet Asia. Her RSS feed includes tech news sites and most of the Cheezburger network. She is also a cheapskate mas... Full Bio

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