August 1, 2014

Google Maps Navigation Reviewed by GPS Blogger

We’re huge fans of the built-in Google Maps Navigation that comes with Android 1.6 and later.  The free GPS service has come along and found itself replacing applications and services from bigger, more established players.  Naturally, we tend to show a little bias around here being that we’re all Android lovey-dovey.  How does the service stack up in the eyes of GPS bloggers though?  We were interested to read the perspective of a writer for a site called GPSTrackLog and find out how they view Google Maps Navigation.

One of the biggest features in Google’s service is that the navigation is tied to the cloud.  This means that the data should be always updated, constantly changing and improving.  Does that help?  We’ll save the meat and potatoes for the full review, but here’s some of the takeaway.  Rich Owings, the writer says it’s “Promising, but not ready for prime time. Google has a great start here, but it still needs a lot of work.”

Thanks Rich!