Google Confirm 11 More Countries for Google Maps Navigation

Earlier today we mentioned that Google Maps Navigation was landing in Canada and a number of countries in main land Europe. Google [GOOG] has now confirmed exactly what countries will receive the free navigation service.

In total, 11 more countries have been added which includes (on version 4.2) Austria, Belguim, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

To run Google Maps Navigation it requires that you are running Google Android 1.6 or higher.

New features added….
* While driving through the Loire Valley, I put my French language skills to the test by finding my destination with Search by voice (now launched in French, German, Italian, and Spanish for Android 2.0 and higher);
* I previewed a typical British roundabout with Street View to see exactly where I’d need to exit before getting there in person;
* I satisfied my craving for moules frites by searching for it along my route;
* I kept the gas stations layer on to ensure I’d always know where the nearest petrol station was, just in case;
* And, of course, the turn-by-turn voice guidance kept me on-track to my destination — despite my sometimes spotty connection in mountain tunnels — thanks to the way Maps Navigation saves the route on your device when you start.

Google Maps Navigation can be updated through the Android Market.

Via: Google

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