Google has let loose one of the best apps found in Android 2.0, the Google Navigation app. It’s free, available in the Market now and if you are running Android 1.6+, which includes G1s, myTouch 3Gs and of course Droids, you are in luck. Unfortunately, for those with Android 1.5, you will have to wait it out. Man, that just isn’t fair. If you do have Android 1.6, a few of the features that work with Android 2.0 do not function, but there are workarounds according to Google:
Some features of Android 2.0 are not available on Android 1.6, for example, the ability to use the “navigate to” voice command as shown in our demo video. However, you can still create a shortcut that will allow you to launch Navigation and start getting directions to a specific place from your current location with just a single touch from your home screen. For example, you can create a “Home” shortcut to quickly navigate home, no matter where you are. Just use the “Add” menu item from the home screen, then choose “Shortcuts”, then “Directions.”
Just go to the market and update to the latest version of Google Maps. It should have everything you want including layers.
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