Amazon Rumored to Enter 3D Mapping Market for Kindle Fire Tablet


Now that we’ve seen Apple’s and Google’s competing efforts for 3D turn-by-turn mapping for iOS and Android respectively, it appears that Amazon, which relies on the Android base code for its Kindle Fire tablet, will also be entering the 3D mapping market. The online retailer had reportedly acquired mapping startup UpNext, though Amazon has still […]

Will Voice Guided Turn-by-Turn GPS Directions Be Coming to iOS 6?


With rumors that Apple may be ditching Google as far as the Maps app on iOS is concerned, there is now speculation that the move may also bring native voice guided turn-by-turn GPS instructions to the Maps app for the first time on Apple’s mobile iOS platform. According to a report on the Wall Street […]

Nokia Adds Social to Nokia Maps for Windows Phone


The Nokia Maps app for Windows Phone is now in version 2.0 and along with the upgrade in version number, Nokia has also added some new features to its maps app. Nokia is now adding a social layer and crowd sourcing some of reviews of places and destinations. The new Nokia Maps 2.0 app now […]

Clarion Mirage Brings Android to Your Dash


While there are nice mounts for tablets should you wish to use your slates for GPS navigation or as a portable music and Internet radio for your car trips, Clarion is hoping to create a more integrated solution with its Mirage in-dash solution. At this time, the Mirage is targeted as a native in-dash solution […]

Google Maps for Android Adds High-Res Maps, New Route Options

Google Maps for Android Adds High-Res Maps, New Route Options

New iPad apps aren’t the only apps that are getting updates to support high-resolution displays. Google has updated Google Maps for Android to add better support for high-resolution devices. Google Maps for Android 3.6 now uses high-res map tiles for those phones with higher pixel densities. Google mentions the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, and […]

New Broadcom GPS Chip Brings Faster Lock Times, Better Location Accuracy


Broadcom has announced its new BCM4752 GPS receiver chipset for smartphones and mobile devices that promises a number of welcomed new improvements, including faster GPS lock times, space efficiency inside devices, power efficiency, and improved accuracy. What this means is that manufacturers of smartphones can deliver a better GPS and navigation experience to end-users while […]

Nokia Drive 2.0 for Windows Phone Brings Offline Navigation


Nokia has updated its free voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation app made specifically for the company’s Lumia line of Windows Phone. Now in version 2, Nokia Drive brings a number of new features to the Windows Phone platform, with the most noticeable feature being offline navigation. With offline navigation, users don’t need a constant connection to the […]

Nokia Maps Web App Updated for iOS, Android with Voice Guided Walking Directions


Nokia has announced that the web app edition of Nokia Maps, which is compatible with the browsers on your iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, has been updated to include voice guided walking directions. Users interested in the capability can open their mobile browsers and visit to try out the speaking directions. The solution […]

Google Street View Coming to Next Navigon iOS Update


Navigon announced at Mobile World Congress that it will be releasing new app updates to its turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation apps for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform this spring. On iOS, Navigon will be brining Google Street View to the GPS navigation app, allowing Navigon iPhone and iPad owners to get street-level views of […]

Review: 10 Reasons the Galaxy Nexus is Better Than the iPhone 4S

Galaxy Nexus Better than the iPhone 4S

The best Android phones are arguably the Nexus devices which get special treatment from Google. These phones have the latest software, the best features and often the best looks. The Galaxy Nexus continues this tradition on Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network, bringing an HD display and Android 4.0 to the table. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review […]

Google Maps Will Soon Include Street View for Businesses

Google Maps

Google Maps is about to get a lot more interesting as Google has unveiled a program called Business Photos from Google which will allow businesses to show off 360-degree street view and interior imagery of their business on the company’s Places page. Google is currently taking applications from businesses in 37 select cities around the […]

What is iOS 5 Missing?

iOS 5 "widgets"

On October 4th Apple is holding an iPhone event where we expect to learn more about the next iPhone. Apple is also expected to announce an iOS 5 release date and share more details about the software which will come to most iPhones on or around October 12th. While details are still fuzzy on the iPhone 5, […]

Samsung Infuse 4G GPS Failures

Samsung Infuse 4G Nav App

I use GPS and the Android Navigation app on my Samsung Infuse 4G a lot. Sadly, despite loving this phone, I’m going to have to get a new one if Samsung can’t come up with a fix for the horrible GPS reception of the Infuse 4G. I fire up the Nav app on Android and […]

Samsung Adds GLONASS Support for Improved GPS Accuracy on Windows Phone


Samsung has released an app called High Fidelity Position that would add support for the Russian positioning system GLONASS for improved location accuracy on the company’s Windows Phone handsets. The app, available for free in Windows Phone Marketplace, would help Samsung Windows Phone 7 obtain more reliable location position through the use of both the […]

Garmin Introduces New $0.99 iPhone GPS App with Cheap Subscription


In an effort to attract users to premium GPS navigation, Garmin, the GPS navigation leader, is wooing customers to its new Garmin Street Pilot onDemand iPhone app, which works much in the same way as Google Maps with Navigation on Android or subscription-based TeleNav, for a low entry price point of just $0.99. The $0.99 […]

TellMe Brings Voice Navigation to Maps on Windows Phone Mango


In newly released information about Windows Phone 7’s Mango software update, Microsoft says that TellMe’s voice navigation–which is akin to Google’s Voice Search for Android, third-party Vllingo app, or the Voice Control feature of Apple’s iOS–feature will also be available for navigating maps. In addition to using your voice to navigate maps, as part of […]

iOS 5 Reveals Clues About GPS-Enabled 3G iPod Touch?


Today’s iPod Touch is the lesser sibling of the iPhone, eschewing the more expensive device’s cellular radios and GPS functionality, but iOS 5 reveals clues that the iPod Touch will come with a cellular radio and GPS toggle switches. Rumors of a 3G-enabled iPod Touch without voice capabilities, like the 3G-enabled iPad, have been going […]