The Motorola Droid is the first phone to boast Google Maps Navigation, Google’s free voice guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation solution. With Google’s navigation application and the Droid, the days of paying for VZ Navigator are over.
An application called “Car home,” which can be manually accessed or will automatically launch when the phone is placed in an optional car cradle, provides large driving-friendly buttons that let you navigate to an address or point of interest, access contacts, and perform voice searches.
The software provides an attractive birds eye view of the route, and will even continue to guide you while you’re on a call. Given the software is still in beta, it’s not without some flaws and didn’t always guide us on shortest route available to get to our destination. But, all things considered, our hats are off to Google for developing an innovative product and the world’s first truly free turn-by-turn cell phone navigation software.
Come with us as we take to the road for a field test of Google Maps Navigation and go in search of a local pizza joint.