Update: Many of you in the comments along with @GoogleMexico have confirmed that navigation went live earlier today. Congratulations!

Original story below:

It doesn't mean anything yet, and we'd be hard-pressed to tell you when it will mean something, but if you were to take a look at this help file listing countries where Google Maps Navigation is available, you'll see a relative newcomer to the crowd: Mexico. Countries have appeared here prior to their initial release before, so we can expect that support will be added before too long.


Image via @LuisMedina

Of course, this is no guarantee. We've seen it happen before where a country gets pulled from the supported list. This also implies no timeline. It could be available tomorrow, or it could show up in a month. The only way we'll know for sure is if some of our Mexican readers find themselves able to download it. Or Google officially announces support. One of the two.

We'll be keeping an eye out for this one. As always, if you see any exciting new updates on your device, let us know post haste!

Source: Google

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  • http://twitter.com/gallardoedgar Edgar Gallardo

    It's already working as of today but as BETA version, pretty cool and accurate though...

  • http://twitter.com/luisalfonsor Luis Alfonso Ramon

    it is official from google mexico's twitter


  • http://twitter.com/gallardoedgar Edgar Gallardo

    Navigation is working in Mexico as of today in Beta phase with very accurate information.

  • http://twitter.com/johnnybgoode86 Juan Bueno

    I live in Mexico and I can tell you it's already available :)

  • redsmith

    it works!!! Android Police to the rescue as always, I would never have found this on my own...

  • Omar Tosca

    Confirm, it´s AVAILABLE in Mexico. I´m using it.

  • Luis Medina

    It is working already, you can check my last twitter update with a screenshot http://www.twitter.com/luismedina

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


  • Francisco Guevara

    I'ts already available.

  • jammer

    It's going to need a "route around drug cartel" option.

    • Roberto

      Not funny friend.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I thought it was worth a chuckle.

      • nick Lopez

        Not funny, but truth be told I'd use the hell out of that function. "show me fastest route around cartel roadblock: check “

    • http://www.facebook.com/carlosgdelvalle Carlos Del Valle

      I'd feel safer with a "Route around cops" option.

    • Joe

      You know there's an illegal immigrant joke to be tied in with this topic too, but can't quite put my finger on it, but perhaps that might be, um, crossing the line...or like, overstepping the boundary...you know, going someplace where I really really shouldn't...... Nevermind, I'll take the high road on this one and keep it civil & appropriate.

    • Chava

      Wow, racist

  • Abraham

    This is awesome!

    I travel across the border alot and although I know the city very well, I do sometimes need help finding some places.

    Thanks Google! lol

  • http://twitter.com/jorgewiegand Jorge Wiegand

    Hope the next step is Chile, could be useful while traveling to Carretera Austral.

  • warez

    fuck I just sold my Galaxy Nexus a week ago because I am buying a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 10, (delivering in 4-5 weeks). The last time I checked navigation it wasn't available.

    I hope more Google services (Play Store) become available in Mexico soon.

    • Dartz Zemo

      yeah me too I want google music and books here

  • Freddy Franco

    It works, I just checked it

  • http://twitter.com/Raul_GJS Raul G JS

    It's true, I tried just yesterday and I wasn't able to use it, now it works =D

  • warez

    Now Google just needs to bring Holo interface to Navigation, it looks so gingerbread.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tolentinomd Juan Carlos

    It's available and working very well!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Thanks to everyone who posted confirmations.

  • Jorge Ivan Sanchez Gonzalez


  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    YES! Finally.

  • Wunterslaush

    I've been using a modded version of Google Maps with world wide navigation on my Galaxy S3 for a couple of months now in Indonesia - no official support here - and safe for some pronunciation issues it has been working fine. Downloadable for any rooted i9300 via the Omega app in the playstore - mo matter what ROM you are on.

  • Jon Garrett

    Oh great, just what America needs--more mexicans finding their way here.