Google Says It Plans to Bring Its Free Navigation App to the iPhone [u]

Google Says It Plans to Bring Its Free Navigation App to the iPhone [u]

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Google confirmed at a London press conference that it plans to bring its free turn-by-turn navigation app to other smartphone platforms, including the iPhone, according to a MacUser report.

The company wouldn't say when it expected the application to be available for the iPhone.

Google Maps Navigation requires an active data connection when planning routes, though not while traveling.

“Google Maps pre-caches the entire route,” said Mobile Maps product manager, Steve Lee. “It needs a data connection when you ask for navigation. But while driving to your destination, if you intermittently lose the connection, it will still carry on. As long as you stay on the route.”

You can take a look at the Android app in action by watching the video below.

Update: PCWorld contacted Google receiving this response. "We did not say we would bring it to iPhone, we said to date we've had it on Android and that in the future it may come to other platforms but did not confirm this will be coming to iPhone at all," the spokesperson said.

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Lugoco2 - April 26, 2010 at 11:09am
Until this ap arrives to the iPhone.....what app do you recomend for the US....Florida to be more exact...
Markel Marchan - April 24, 2010 at 11:04am
Actually, Google just held a press conference and went on record stating that the Google mobile navigation will not be coming to the iPhone http://www.pmptoday.com/2010/04/23/no-free-google-maps-navigation-for-iphone-users/ Too bad. I think it would have been nice not to have severed ties between apple and Google
mvran - April 23, 2010 at 8:19am
What if i go somewhere where there is no connection to any network? What then? Does it work?
turim - April 23, 2010 at 4:33am
Google is my friend :-)
Bravo - April 23, 2010 at 3:54am
Very nice google. Way to make gps company go bankrupt. I love free gps. Now just need to expand more maps into more country. I am from indonesia, i hope they expand their map even deeper.
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