This is a discussion on Navigation...wow within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by SoCal65 TonyHoyle, This currently only works in the US.... where are you located? I'm in the UK....
Google Maps Navigation on your mobile phoneGoogle Maps Navigation is currently only available in the United States on phones that run Android 1.6 and higher, including the Droid.
Tony from the extra layers that's being offered--and as you stated yourself--the app that's opened up for you is Google Maps. When we click on navigate it opens up a separate app called Google Navigation. Still beta version so you may see it soon over there across the atlantic.
Probably like Latitude was on the G1.. purposefully locked out in the UK, but someone will find a way around it.
The google turn by turn navigation is the same one that my G1 has it was upgraded to turn by turn navigation with voice at least a couple months ago. I also have a stand alone navigation system (Tom Tom 130) and I find the Google navigation to be far more accurate. Since I staterd using it on my phone my Tom Tom is just gathering dust in the house. Bonus, the Tom Tom car charger works for the G1 so at least I got a free car charger out of it.
Heres an interesting experiment you can try (in the US at least) use both devices to navigate to the same location, someplace you know well like from work to home. see which device gives you the most accurate and shortest directions. I think you will be pleasently surprised.
Tried the navigation going to work today. It is absolutely awesome.
Only gripe is I wish the speaker was a bit louder but overall, it's very very slick.