Google Maps Navigation Now Available in the Philippines

Google Maps Navigation Now Available in the Philippines

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Some late tech news, but something bound to make a few of you happy: as not everyone can be a human compass and know every nook and cranny of our crowded metropolis, the addition of the Philippines to the list of countries receiving live turn-by-turn navigation should be a Godsend.

The update was actually part of Google’s new Maps update from a few days ago, promising to unify the desktop and mobile UIs of the already-rad application. Google Maps already supported overhead directions on local destinations, but turn-by-turn navigation brings forward a few more benefits such as “live traffic updates, incident reports, and dynamic rerouting;” new updates brought about by their recent purchase of the crowdsourced navigation app, Waze.

Here is the list of new countries for navigation confirmed by Google:

  • Cameroon
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Slovenia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Expansion of Navigation from limited coverage to full in the following:

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain