Google Maps Navigation was released as free add-on for Google Maps with Android 2.0 (Eclair) around November 2009, providing voice commands and traffic reports. While the initial release was limited to the US, the service was quickly expanded to the UK and large parts of continental Europe.

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Does Android come with free navigation in non-US contries?

The fact that free gps turn-by-turn navigation is available for new enough Android devices using Google-owned map data is well known. Does Android offer free navigation in non-US countries as well?
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How to have my phone guide me through a specific route

Every weekend I go out and ride my bike through the exact same boring old route. Now I've decided I want to start exploring new parts of the city, but I need my phone to help me that. Today, using ...
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Battery drains even when plugged in while using Nav app on long road trips

I have a Nexus S running Android 4.0.3 and Google Maps 6.8.1. When I use the Google Maps navigation app, the battery slowly drains, even when plugged into my car charger. After 5-6 hours, the phone ...
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Pre-caching limitations and reliability in Google Maps

The latest version of the Google Maps application bundled with Android allows me to pre-cache map areas. Each time a pre-cache a point it saves the map in a 10 km hamming radius of that point. I'm ...
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How do I save an address in Google Navigate?

I see that there is a Star system but I really can't seem to figure out how to star a map in the application, or outside of it for that matter, it's driving me insane. How to I save an address in ...
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Navigation app lost after updating phone

I lost the Navagation app that came with my phone after updating the phone's system. None of the free apps on Google Play work well for me. Any clues on how to get it back? It is not on Google Play.
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Will Google Navigation work without WiFi on Android tablet

I have a Toshiba Excite tablet with android ice cream that has WiFi only (no cellular) that has Google Navigation (Beta) app on it and also Google map (Beta) app. I want to use the tablet in London ...
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Search/route with pre-cached google maps?

I understand that its possible to cache Google maps for offline use. But is it possible to search or calculate new routes with the pre-cached map without connecting to internet?
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How to make Google Maps Navigation show forward as up?

It used to be that Google Maps Navigation on my phone would show the direction of travel = as "up" on the screen. However, ever since my phone upgraded to Gingerbread, navigation is displayed with ...