Google Maps Navigation For Android Phones In Australia Releasing This Week

Google has announced that Australian Android users will soon be able to access Google Maps Navigation; free turn-by-turn GPS navigation system, starting Wednesday this week. The application has already been released to users in USA and most parts of Europe over the past one year.

The company is reported to have sent out invitations to the local press notifying them about the launch event. The invite reads,

“What happens when your personal navigation device is powered by Google? We’d like to invite you to the launch of an exciting mobile update – Google Maps Navigation (Beta)”

The announcements are expected to be made by Andrew Foster, product manager for Maps at Google. According to sources, the company is also talking to officials in Apple over bringing the new Google Maps Navigation to Australian iOS owners.