NOW GOOGLE MAPS OFFER NAVIGATION AND LIVE TRAFFIC DATA FOR INDIA
GOOGLE MAPS LIVE TRAFFIC DATA
Google has implemented couple of significant updates to Google Maps that are really relevant to India. Google will now provide Maps Navigation App for Android, which will now offer turn-by-turn navigation for India. Another important feature that Google has turned on is- Live Traffic updates. The Live Traffic Updates are currently available 6 Indian cities: Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Google hasn’t just announced this update just for India, it is also launching biking directions and Map Maker for New Zealand as well. Google has featured voice guided turn-by-turn Maps Navigation and Live Traffic data in India.
SMARTPHONE MARKET IN INDIA
Android users in India are obviously on a rise, in 2011 alone there were about 24 million estimated users of smartphone in India and it’s speculated that the number will almost double in 2012. Google obviously is very excited about the Indian market and described that India is one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing markets for online map services worldwide.
Google is using Google Map Maker for the live traffic updates and the information about the thousands of cities, towns, roads, and points of interest have been mapped by Google Map Maker users.