This is an interesting proposition, particularly when you consider the
mobile platform. Google's Android OS ships with Google Maps Navigation,
which is widely viewed as the best mobile GPS app in existence, has some
more competition. MapQuest recently came to Android, and this week a
new TeleNav app is joining the group. It's called Navigation by TeleNav,
and it's completely free of charge.
The app gives users turn-by-turn 3D navigation, spoken driving
directions by a human, a suggested "best route," custom options such as
"no tolls," and a database of over 22 million businesses for use when
you're looking for something special nearby. There's also a premium
option for $19.99 (for a limited time), which is detailed just below the
Navigation by TeleNav App Available FREE on Verizon Android Phones
So… What’s included in Navigation by TeleNav for Verizon Android Phones?
Well, if you download Navigation by TeleNav in the Android Market, you have access to a lot of features:
* Turn-by-turn 3D navigation with spoken driving directions – by a person, not a robot * Choose the best route for you using Multiple Route Suggestions, which suggests up to 3 different routes to your destination * Customize your route to avoid toll roads or traffic congestion * Lost or need to find a specific type of place near you? You can use Navigation by TeleNav to do a local search a database of over 22 million local business, restaurants, landmarks, and more
If you’re interested in upgrading your navigation experience, we have an option for you. Up until March 31st, 2011, you can download TeleNav GPS Navigator – Premium to your Verizon Android phone for 50% off regular price ($19.99). Included in the premium version, you have access to these features:
* Avoid traffic and accidents with proactive traffic alerts and rerouting so you arrive at your destination quickly * View posted speed limits for the road you’re driving on and receive an alert if you exceed it * Red Light Camera Alerts gives you a warning at street intersections for safe braking * Speed Trap Alerts will helps you avoid unwanted tickets and traps * Lane assist helps to take the confusion out of what lane to be in preparation for the next maneuver on your route * Commute Alerts which notifies you of your commute with traffic information for your daily drive * Searching for somewhere to eat? View in-depth business profiles with ratings, deals, and business hours
And don’t forget – if you want to download TeleNav GPS Navigator – Premium, that gives you just about two full weeks to get it for half the price.