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If you're in Israel, you may have noticed in the last week or so that the Google Maps app on your Android device will now offer navigation as an option when you make a directions query. We're hearing from numerous sources that turn-by-turn navigation in Google Maps has gone live in the chosen land.

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Google Israel confirmed the new feature on Google+, as well. While the country does not yet show up on the official list of supported Navigation Beta locations, it's more than likely that someone's just neglected to update it. Happy navigating, guys!

Google Israel, Google+, Thanks Kobi!

David Ruddock
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  • Idan Moshe

    thats great, finally!
    i like it more then any other navigation app.

  • Leonid Podolny

    She could use some work on her Hebrew pronunciation, though :)

  • Nir Galon

    Thanks.. (:

  • sdook

    Didn't know israeil ppl had cars?

    • Dan r. Maor

      You can use GPS on a camel too.
      (I'm an Israeli, I'm allowed to make fun of myself)

      • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

        But Google maps gives only 3 options: Car, Public transport, Walking :)

        • Dan r. Maor

          Well, I have to service my Dromedary every few months and pay road tax for it, though it's reduced since it's zero emission (well... unless he's eaten something bad).
          Plus I've got a specialized camel-neck mount for my tablet, which doesn't obscure my view! Navigation has never been easier.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Admir-Hodzic/1546473432 Admir Hodzic

            fuck israel piece of shit ....leave Palestine now!

          • Dan r. Maor

            I did wonder when folks like you would turn up.
            Have a nice life mate :)

          • Michael Pahl

            Now you got me curious

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

    Israelis don't need the help of Google Maps for navigation, they use their own product: Waze (Which is Made in Israel)

    • ari_free

      Lots of google stuff is made in Israel

  • shadowx360

    No option to navigate away from incoming missiles? Ain't getting 5 stars from me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Admir-Hodzic/1546473432 Admir Hodzic

    fuck israel piece of shit ....leave Palestine now!

  • NicholasMicallef

    Kinda sucks that IOS actually has turn by turn where I live but not Google :S

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/عبدالله-عمر-قصاد/100000585933486 عبدالله عمر قصاد

    it's called Palestine

    • Ido Shamriz

      No it isn't. Palestine is the name that the Romans gave it when they're empire controlled Israel in order to surpress the jweish religion. This country is called Israel and it is all ours baby. :)

  • amylum

    This is not Israel, It's Palestine. Who wrote this?

  • Israeli

    Why are you asking Amylum? Are you thinking on killing him?ITS ISRAEL whether you like it or not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shaiberg1 Shai Bergman

    If this was still Palestine there wouldn't be any roads. We were the ones which have made this piece of land a non third world country (one of the only ones in the middle east)

  • Dan Ben-Arye

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