Android 1.6 officially receives Google Maps Navigation

Google announced that its Google Maps Navigation software, which offers turn-by-turn GPS navigation for your car and palm, will be available for Android 1.6.

Own a Google Android phone and feel a little miffed that the Motorola Droid got all the good stuff?

Google announced on Monday that its Google Maps Navigation software, which offers turn-by-turn GPS navigation for your car and your palm, will be available for Android 1.6 Donut, the operating system found on an up-to-date T-Mobile G1, myTouch 3G, HTC Hero, HTC Droid Eris and most other Android phones out in the wild.

(Motorola CLIQ, HTC Hero and Droid Eris users, keep in mind that you're using Android 1.5.)

While I can't say for sure how well the program will run on the G1, which has the smallest amount of memory in the Android roost, I can certainly say that it's a huge deal for those with the Hero and myTouch 3G.

Google Maps Navigation can be downloaded from the Android Market now.