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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Google finally launches Navigation for Android phones in Qatar


Good news for the directionally challenged – Android phones now support Google Maps navigation.

That means getting turn-by-turn navigation on your phone without a separate GPS device, and potentially, less-confusing roads. Google Navigation even responds to voice command – in Arabic no less – so ideally doesn’t mean more accidents. How well it responds to said voice commands though, remains to be seen.

The newly-available app appear to require you to have a data connection, and only works on Android phones, but it is free, and is always being updated.

Google Maps’ coverage of landmarks and places in Qatar isn’t half-bad, in our experience, but if you can’t find a specific destination, try plugging in a nearby landmark.

When travelling in the neighborhood, you’ll also find it’s now available in: Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Here’s their video announcing it:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS_VjUMKgS4?rel=0]

Have you tried it? What do you think?


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6 years ago

what about oman ?

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