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Google Maps Navigation (Beta) is an Internet-connected GPS navigation system on = mobile phones that provides turn-by-turn voice driving directions/COURTESY

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Google Maps Navigation (Beta) in Kenya

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) is an Internet-connected GPS navigation system on = mobile phones that provides turn-by-turn voice driving directions/COURTESY

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) is an Internet-connected GPS navigation system on = mobile phones that provides turn-by-turn voice driving directions/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11 – Google has introduced Google Maps Navigation (Beta) in Kenya as a new feature on Google maps for phones running Android 2.2 and iOS 5.1 technologies.

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) is an Internet-connected GPS navigation system on = mobile phones that provides turn-by-turn voice driving directions.

The feature uses phone Internet connection to give the latest maps and driving directions with a free application.

It is regularly updated with the most recent data from Google Maps, which means users will not be required to purchase map upgrades or manually update their devices.

In addition to offering address search, Google Navigation allows users to search for locations by their business names.

You can just say “Embassy of Senegal” or “Mavuno Church” and Navigation will provide directions to the required destination.

The user is also able to identify landmarks along the route such as petrol stations, restaurants and parking areas.

To find your destination, just type or say your destination and the Navigation (Beta) finds it, just like when you search on Google Maps.

No needs to know the address, misspelled queries are corrected and ambiguous queries return multiple results so the user can choose the right one.

Where traffic data is available, Navigation can even automatically route you around bad traffic.

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To get the new feature, the user is supposed to search for and download the newest release of ‘Google Maps’ in Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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