Is Google Maps Navigation a satnav killer?
The news that Google is releasing free satnav software for Android handsets that will provide Street View images and turn-by-turn directions has sent the likes of TomTom and Garmin into a spin.
Google has just announced that its new Android 2.0 operating system will support Google Maps Navigation, a new tool, based on Google's existing road maps platform, that will provide turn-by-turn directions, automatic re-routing and 3D street-level views. In short, pretty much everything your satnav can do, but without the need to worry about an extra bit of kit when you load up the car.
Google Android 2.0 'turns mobile phones in to sat navs'
Google Maps Navigation (Beta)