New version of sat nav may help those who sell used phones

5 October 2010 — 12:02 PM

Users of Android phones could get a nudge in the right direction with Google

An updated version of the Car Home for Android system may be a major benefit when those who have sold used phones come to selecting a replacement.

Markus Mahlbauer, Google's manager of engineering and product and author of the search engine's mobile blog, says the firm has worked to turn Android phones into better driving companions.

The latest version of the technology makes it easier than ever to find the tools, such as satellite navigation, that are required.

Users can also customise their mobile phone to include a link to the directions from their display screen, the writer explains.

The detail of Car Home for Android is so precise, owners of a latest smartphone running on the operating system can even set their own background wallpaper and icons to match their taste.

A Google Mobile Blog author recently noted the firm's Street View technology has also received an upgrade and is now showing images from all seven continents of the world.

Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "These days there are so many people who rely on sat nav – it's great that the same technology is now available on smartphones. If you fancy upgrading, why not trade-in your old handset for cash?"

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