Selling mobile phone can lead users to new Google navigation system

10 September 2010 — 12:03 PM

Selling mobile phone can lead users to new Google navigation system

People who like to get around and visit different cities may be among the most suited to selling their mobile phone and investing in one of the latest smartphones.

This is because, should they choose one powered by Android 4.5, it will be possible to enjoy the brand new Google navigation service.

Named Walking Directions, the feature does exactly what it suggests, providing instructions to those travelling a conurbation by foot or bike, explain Google Mobile Blog authors Andrey Ulanov and Kevin Law.

The technology is so precise that the mobile being used will vibrate when the user needs to make a turn.

Its map will rotate in line with a person's movements, so it can be used as a virtual compass, the pair state.

But before making the most of such a feature, users will have to invest in one of the latest models, which may include the Nokia N8 that is due for release on September 30th.

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