Android Gets TeleNav GPS Navigation
T-Mobile Android G1 users won't be deprived of GPS functionality, as TeleNav makes its GPS Navigator software available for Google's handset platform later this month. The app will feature full-color 3D turn-by-turn navigation. It'll also include more than 10 million business listings, gas prices, weather updates and restaurant reviews.
Using the application's voice recognition, users just press a button, say the name of their destination, and directions follow.
Subscribers can preplan trips online by accessing their account through My TeleNav.Also, the My TeleNav Internet browser plug-in for Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google toolbars provides subscribers an easy way to send addresses to their phone from any Web page. Users can highlight an address and click the TeleNav button on their toolbar. The address will be automatically added to My TeleNav for later use.
Once on the road, TeleNav GPS Navigator monitors each specific route and will proactively search for traffic congestion or incidents. "TeleNav has become synonymous with mobile phone GPS navigation. It is relied upon by millions of mobile customers," said TeleNav co-founder Sal Dhanani in a statement. "It was important to us that we build a great application for Android and the G1 so that customers with this phone would have a remarkable experience. The device's large, beautiful touch screen creates an incredible navigation experience when combined with our software." After a 30-day trial, the service costs $9.99 per month.