Folks over at XDA-Developers community has managed to extract and run Google Maps Navigation app on HTC T-Mobile G1. Google Maps with Navigation is exclusive to Motorola Droid phone on Verizon, which is powered by the latest Android 2.0 platform. Google Maps Navigation is a fully dedicated turn-by-turn GPS application, which is an integral part of Google Maps app on Verizon’s Droid phone. The app is completely aware of Live traffic feed, and is powered by plain English voice commands.
It has only been a week since the launch of the highly advertised DROID phones on Verizon – the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris. Interestingly Verizon decided to launch both the handsets on the same day to attract different type of audiences. While it may have attracted some, it also generated a confusion as to which device was better than the other. Both the devices are equipped with all the hardware features that one would expect from them. This includes, a high resolution capacitive multi-touch screen, 5 mega-pixel camera and so on. Below is a quick rundown showing how the two Droid phones stand against each other.
The search engine giant Google has officially unveiled their new Android 2.0 platform today which brings in lots of new enhancements to the open source operating system. Developers can now go ahead and download the new SDK to start developing and testing their apps against the new platform.