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The Droid Pocket Guide by Jason D. O’Grady

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6. Google Maps Navigation

The advent of Google Maps Navigation means never having to use paper maps again—provided that you don’t run out of battery power, that is! With this app, you can determine your current location, find businesses and landmarks, get driving directions and real-time traffic reports, and explore satellite and street images.

Google Maps Navigation is a major upgrade of an already amazing app. Whereas the older version simply displayed your location and gave directions, the new version (Figure 6.1, on the next page) takes things up a notch by adding turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation.

Figure 6.1. Google Maps is now a full-featured navigation system.

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It’s easy to confuse the new Google Maps Navigation app with the ...

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