With its iOS Maps app, Google sets the standard for what mobile navigation should be and more.
All the news from the annual Google I/O event, including the latest on Android.
With its long list of features, zippy performance, and syncing of data across other devices, Google Maps is a must-have application for anyone running Android.
Use Here Maps for its basic navigation and maps, but don't bother with Nokia's added features.
The Here Maps app does a pretty good job with most of what you would want in a navigation app, but various issues and a lack of visual options like Street View make it only a passable substitute for what is already available.
Apple Maps now has functional turn-by-turn navigation and gorgeous 3D Flyover features, but lack of public transit directions, shoddy details on maps, and distorted 3D views in some areas make this app mostly unusable until there's an update.
Genius Maps by Mireo shows promise as a sharply designed offline navigation app, but destination input and search could use streamlining.
Android 4.4 KitKat brings Android to the masses, introduces a minimal design, and puts Google search in your dialer.
Despite some limitations, Google Maps for Mobile is a simple and handy app that brings interactive maps, driving directions, and traffic info to your mobile device.
Visit the developer's Web site for a free download.
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