Last year we showed you Google Maps Navigation could be made to work in the UK, despite its then US-only limitations. Users then reported that the workaround stopped working, suggesting that Google had blocked it. But get ready to be happy, Android users, because Google has finally broken the shackles and launched Google Maps Navigation officially in the UK!

And the news gets even better. The free turn-by-turn satnav service isn’t limited to the newest Android 2.0 and 2.1 phones: yep, Google Maps Navigation will happily work with Android 1.6 devices like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

Google Maps Navigation isn’t the only free satnav service available for phones, of course. Nokia Ovi Maps also went cost-free recently.

We’ve also just received word from readers that Google Maps Navigation is working properly in the UK [thanks Steve!].

Out now | £Free | Google Maps Navigation (via FoneHome)

  • Steven Logan

    De nada.

    Happy navigating

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