Google made some headlines when it added free turn-by-turn navigation to phones featuring the Android OS. And now Nokia has officially raised the bet with its new Ovi Maps with turn-by-turn available to 10 of its smartphones. The maps application is free to download.
Unlike Google’s service, which is limited only to the U.S., Nokia’s Ovi Maps is a global affair, available in 74 countries and 46 different languages. According to the company, the new feature could reach 20 million handsets worldwide.
Next features are included with Ovi Maps: driving directions, real-time traffic information, automatic rerouting, directions for foot travel, free maps and updates, and Lonely Planet guides.