04
Sep
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Earlier today, Google India uploaded a video to YouTube demoing a long-awaited feature for the Indian market: voice navigation in Maps. However, mere minutes after the video went live, Google made it private - but not before some users caught a glimpse of what was to come.

It's still unknown when Google will make the service available to the public, but considering a video has already been uploaded, we won't be surprised to see it officially announced within the next day or two.

As noted by all the comments below, Voice Navigation is now live in India. Go somewhere!

Update: Google just posted the official announcement on the Maps blog, along with a few more new tidbits: bike maps for New Zealand, Street View for over 150 university campuses, and a nifty video featuring some of the interesting things that can be done with Maps.

[via TechWhack; Thanks, Debadatta!]

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  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    private video :(

  • bali

    hope google will give google maps voice navigation supports for malaysia too!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rakesh.khabiya rakesh khabiya

    Voice navigation is live in india. As of now.

  • BrunoGama

    Google, what about Brazil?

  • http://nspeaks.com Navjot Singh

    It has been enabled. Just verified.

  • shakerya

    It's live! it's live! Where should I travel now.

  • Abhigyan Banerjee

    Finally :)

    • dextersgenius

      Hey Abhi, are you the same Abhigyan of the Pompom / Piploo / Shrey circle?

      • Abhigyan Banerjee

        Oh my! Aren't we in a small world. I'm indeed. @abhigyanb. Ping me. Will keep in touch.

  • Hemanth Kumar

    Its working!! Thanks Google :D

  • Arush Dixit

    Finally!!!! have been waiting for it for so long

  • http://twitter.com/GnuFabio Fabio

    What do you mean guys for Voice navigation? The assistant that tells you where you should turn?

  • Nikhil

    Awesome stuff! I was waiting for like an eternity for this... sadly I'm in the US now :D

  • Kaustubh Ghanekar

    At Last.... Gonna try it from tomorrow morning! :)

  • anon

    Cool ! (for all users in India)... Wonder when it will be activated for Mexico City and some other Mexican Cities (which, I bet are equally complex as some Indian cities)....?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhut.virani Rhut Virani

    oh my god
    navigation to india
    i thought you all forgot to add rumor before the post
    but now confirmed superb
    sadly i got this news at 3:16 am in the morning cant wait for tomo morning to use it

  • Abhisshek Das

    MapMyIndia is now Fucked . there App and other product sucks big time