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Mapquest turn-by-turn nav goes free on Android

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Feb 2011 21:57 User comments (2)

Mapquest turn-by-turn nav goes free on Android Mapquest has released its popular free, turn-by-turn navigation app for Android phones, following its success on iOS.
The GPS app has two notable improvements from the iOS version, however. The app can use speech capabilities and has OpenStreetMap data, meaning it can be used outside of the U.S.

Mapquest says the app (via SELand) is very stable but "still a work in progress."

The company has said that almost 9 million people use the Mapquest mobile site from their smartphones, with 1.4 million of those coming from Android.

Although the new app will likely not move too many users away from Google Maps, it is still good to have options.

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2 user comments

119.2.2011 12:25

Diversity is essential, since no 2 customers are exactly alike. Everybody has a different taste on what features they want on a said product/software. Good to see that Google allows this on their Marketplace.

Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

220.2.2011 7:42

I use this on my iPhone since it's superior to the pre-installed Maps App. On my G2 though the default maps app has turn by turn navigation and already gets the job done for me.

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