TeleNav rolls out Android update with multi-route, Quick Search, and more

TeleNav provides a full featured GPS navigation solution for Android smartphones and just released an update for AT&T Android devices.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

I have written about TeleNav's GPS Navigator product in the past and am happy to see they continue to roll out excellent update to improve their product and offer you with solid GPS navigation solutions. Today, they announced TeleNav GPS Navigator 6.2 that you will first see appear in the Android Market as Navigator 2.2 on AT&T Android phones, such as the Samsung Captivate, HTC Aria, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and Motorola BACKFLIP devices. This latest update will roll out soon on other Android smartphones.

I tested this latest version out on my Sprint HTC EVO 4G before I sold it and found that the major changes all made the software much more user friendly and capable. I particularly liked the multiple route suggestions and Quick Search box. You may wonder why you would pay the monthly fee for this when you get Google Maps Navigation, but as you can see TeleNav's solution provides a much more feature packed option and reliability that is critical to those who must get someplace on time.

A list of the key enhancements in this latest update include:

  • Multiple Route Suggestions: Users are presented with up to three route suggestions overlaid on a map with route distance and estimated drive times.
  • Quick Search: Users can simply touch the Quick Search box on the Home screen and type an address, landmark, category, or a business name. TeleNav GPS Navigator 6.2 uses predictive search technology.
  • Speech Recognition: TeleNav has included an expanded Speech Recognition feature, allowing users to press a single button on the home page and speak a command, including common phrases such as “How’s the weather” or “How’s traffic.”
  • Map Overlays: The map view includes one-click options to layer information on the map screen, such as traffic flow information and the locations of traffic cameras.
  • Expanded POIs: We added millions of new Points of Interest (POIs) to our search database, giving TeleNav users access to more than 22 million U.S. business locations, historical landmarks, airports and more.

You can check out an overview of the new features in the video below.

Todd Witkemper from TeleNav then takes you on a live tour of the features in the video below.

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