03
Apr
mapstiny

Back in December, we noticed that a bunch of countries had been added to the list of supported areas for Google Maps Navigation. That list was promptly updated to remove most of them, but now it looks like they're (almost) all back and available for use right now, including Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia and more.

Here are all the new countries that have been re-added to supported list:

  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Ghana
  • Iceland
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Senegal
  • Slovakia

Of those, we have independent confirmation from users in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, and Slovakia that turn-by-turn navigation is available as of right now, which leads us to believe that the entire list is legit. We will update with any further information we get.

What about you? Are you in one of these ten countries? Is Navigation available for you?

Update: At least one commenter in Iceland says Navigation is not available. Still waiting for official confirmation or denial.

Update 2: Google got back to us and confirmed that all the listed countries are now supported! It may still be rolling out if our Icelandic readers don't have access yet, but Google says it's official!

Update 3: And it turns out Iceland is not on the list. Small mix up with communications at Google, but all of the other countries are, in fact, live.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Bar

    Navigation available also on israel since few weeks ago

  • http://twitter.com/karlovranjes Karlo

    Ehm,ehm what about Croatia???

    • Klemen

      forget Balkan, we are 5-10 years behind like always :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/steinar.orri Steinar Orri Hafþórsson

    Hmm... doesn't seem to work in Iceland. There is no update for Maps and Navigation tells me it's not available for my location :(
    Nexus 4 on 4.2.2, Maps version 6.14.3

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Bummer. Maybe it will go live soon, though. Keep us informed if you can!

  • http://about.me/zlateway ZlateWay

    What about Macedonia?!? :(

    • Niko

      You mean FYROM?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000820908978 Влатко Стојанов

        Go home greek, you are poor.

        He mean Republic of Macedonia.

      • http://about.me/zlateway ZlateWay

        Not this shit again, f*ck off dude!

  • romz

    Glad to hear these services will be finally available in the Baltics, especially in Estonia.

  • William

    What about Malta, having a population greater than Iceland, and a much larger tourist market?

  • mikeymushi

    I'm from Kenya, and navigation is working both for walking and driving. Finally usable maps.

    • r3drox

      I can confirm this. No more "Unavailable for your location" messages. :D

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

      How about running?

      • mikeymushi

        Nope, just those two, I hope not for long

    • enoch861

      Does it talk in Swahili?

      • mikeymushi

        Haven't tried, I'll let you know

  • Krisztián Kelemen

    confirming Slovakia, it's working great, finally :)

  • rotemzin

    israel also

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

      Israel has been live for a while now.

  • aruna sena

    Great Nothing for Malaysia as usual

  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    It really works in Lithuania. Just tried. Can't believe that :)
    Btw, it says - Beta.

  • Nikola

    Just checked, in Latvia is working!

  • Põpu

    Works in Estonia also!

  • mapa

    nothing for asia?!!

  • kaft001

    Slovakia works, i confirm

  • Sigurður Ingi Jónsson

    I know this is a month old post but i just got a new maps update and just because i am curious i tried opening Navigation, and Voila ! it works !

    Well google maps still doesnt have house numbers but it is a start :)