Google Maps Navigation (Beta) hits Australia

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Woohoo, finally your shiny Android powered device can be used as a GPS Navigation aid in Australia. As of this morning (17th November 2010), Google have turned on this feature that was previously enabled for the USA and UK. Now when you are using Google Maps and try to get directions, you get a choice of Driving Navigation, Walking Navigation or Directions (same as before). So the downside is you’ll need a constant internet connection. But the upsides are huge! Maps are always up to date It’s fr…

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Android handset outright prices – Australia

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Lifehacker has compiled a list of Android handsets available for outright purchase from various carriers and the current prices. Click here to check it out. I don’t think buying outright from the carrier is the most cost effective way to go (if you’re buying outright) but you’ll know it comes with Australian warranty at least.  Technorati Tags: [android](http://technorati.com/tags/android),[australia](http://technorati.com/tags/australia)…

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US trip

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I’ve just spent the last three weeks in the United States. To be fair I’m still there – currently posting this using in-flight Internet somewhere between Chicago and San Francisco. When I get the time I will add some posts detailing how my Android phone went in the US – availability of WiFi, purchasing a pre-paid SIM with data, using Google Maps including Navigation and other bits and pieces. Android is getting advertised heavily here, lots of ads from Verizon about the ‘next generation of Does’…

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Android guide for Aussies updated

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I’ve updated my guide to Android for Australians. Includes splitting the Phones and Apps sections onto separate pages for easier maintenance and readability. Android guide for Australians Android phones available in Australia Android apps for Aussies Enjoy! Technorati Tags: [android australia au](http://technorati.com/tags/android+australia+au)…

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