Updated Android Google Maps Now Includes Walking Navigation Beta (video)


Google has just announced that its next update of its Google Maps for Android will now include enhanced ‘Walking Navigation’ system that combines the already existing ‘Navigation’ and ‘Walking directions’.

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Walking Navigation has a few useful features to help you find your way while walking. For example, your phone will vibrate when you need to make a turn. You can even turn off voice guidance and just use these notifications while viewing the sights and sounds around you.

Another feature added is the new Street View that is similar to the Street View on your computer but now you no longer have to keep tapping the arrow to progress the images down the street.

Now you can quickly navigate Street View by dragging Pegman from the corner and highlighting where you want to go with a lightly shaded “pancake” on roads or a rectangle on buildings.

The new Walking Navigation is available to any Android phone with version 1.6 or above.

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  • mannythegeek

    When i’m in NYC, like to walk instead of taking the Subway. Going to download the beta today.