Google Maps Navigation is no longer exclusive to the US and UK. The
turn-by-turn voice guidance app for Android smart phones is now available in 11 new countries
, including Canada, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
To begin enjoying free turn-by-turn voice navigation, users in these countries will need to download Google Maps Navigation Version 4.2 on a smart phone running Android 1.6 or higher.
In related news, the company has added French, German, Italian, and Spanish to the list of languages supported by its Search by Voice feature for mobile phones. It already supports English, Mandarin and Japanese, and is available on Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Nokia S60 handsets.