GPS Navigation

TeleNav GPS HTML5 browser-based navigation announced, world’s first

TeleNav GPS HTML5 browser-based navigation announced, world’s first

When it comes to mapping out the earth for mobile devices, there are only a few choices options you should really be deciding between - TeleNav being on of them - and this week they've upped the ante with the world's first HTML browser-based, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation service. What this service will do is amp up TeleNav into the all-access world of mobile, giving essentially anyone with access to a web browser on their handheld device access to GPS in a way that's never quite been accomplished before now. In addition, developers of mobile websites and apps with local content will now be able to add one simple line of code to their product to have easy to use navigation at a glance!

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LightSquared disrupted 75% of GPS devices in government tests

LightSquared disrupted 75% of GPS devices in government tests

We have been hearing about LightSquared for a while now, it's a 4G wireless internet connectivity service that uses spectrum that was previously reserved for use by Satellites. The satellite owners who use that spectrum had complained that the LightSquared service would interfere with their devices and make it difficult for GPS navigation many people rely on today.

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Google Maps goes indoors

Google Maps goes indoors

Though the final frontier may be space, and according to some the ocean of water that surrounds us here on Earth, Google has decided that it's inside buildings - and that's exactly where it's going with it all-encompassing Google Maps environment. You'll be able to work indoors with Google Maps 6.0 for Android, for example, using "My Location", which will soon show you as a blue dot on a map of the location you're at, including both outdoor AND indoors. No longer will you have to act as a car to get to where you need to be should you simply have a pair of shoes. Nothing but fun ahead!

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Navigon GPS app hits Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Navigon GPS app hits Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Navigon launched today its mobile turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform. Similar to the way it functions on iOS and Android, the app stores maps on your phone so that it can work even when you lose data connection or cell coverage.

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TeleNav GPS Navigation for Android gets major update to version 7.1

TeleNav GPS Navigation for Android gets major update to version 7.1

It's time again to get your GPS navigation in order, race fans, and it's TeleNav that's got your back. Today the fine folks at the big T have let us know that their newest big update to their GPS navigation app (for Android devices, in this case) will be coming up on version 7.1 soon. The biggest and most obvious change in this newest update is the "My Dashboard" home screen that'll bring you to a set of options to get you on your way including local map, commute times, traffic, shortcuts, and a search bar. Without a doubt this is the most user-friendly version of the app to have been released yet, navigation ease now at your fingertips!

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TomTom launches Top Gear Limited Edition GPS

TomTom launches Top Gear Limited Edition GPS

TomTom has unleashed a limited edition GPS device designed for fans of the popular Top Gear television show. The TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition, as it's called, features Stig mode, Jeremy Clarkson's voice-guided directions, and unique points of interests selected by Top Gear, including race tracks and raceways related to the show.

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TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom unveiled a new dedicated GPS navigation device today called the Go Live 1535M that incorporates apps and keeps you connected while on the road. It aims to provide the best navigation experience through comprehensive road and traffic information from its TomTom HD Traffic service with real-time updates as well as to provide convenient access to travel-related apps.

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Magellan announces wireless backup camera for GPS devices

Magellan announces wireless backup camera for GPS devices

Magellan makes navigation devices for all sorts of uses form cars and RVs up to iPhone apps to get you where you need to go. The company has announced a new accessory that will work with its RoadMate 1700 or RoadMate 9055 GPS navigation devices for cars and trucks. The new accessory is called the Magellan Wireless Backup-Camera. It attaches to the vehicles rear license plate and needs no wire to the GPS device to work.

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Garmin Confirms Navigon Acquisition To Complete By Late July

Garmin Confirms Navigon Acquisition To Complete By Late July

Although Google Maps and GPS features of smartphones today have pretty much crushed the portable navigation device markets for Garmin and Navigon, the two companies are still dominant in other navigation areas including built-in automotive and marine navigation software and products. Garmin has long been rumored to be negotiating an acquisition of Navigon and has today confirmed the deal.

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