Learned from Yugatech that Google has quietly rolled out driving directions on Google Maps for mobile in the Philippines. I quickly checked it out and indeed, it was already enabled. I don’t recall my SGS II prompting me that Google Maps Android app was updated, so I guess it doesn’t require an update to bring out the features. In case you’re not aware, driving directions on Google Maps is a pretty useful tool for finding your way to different location. All you need to do is to enter an end point and the app automatically enters your current location as the starting point. Once you’ve selected the starting and ending points, Google Maps for mobile will give you a route map (for iPhone users) and also driving directions or route map (for Android phones).
The driving directions given to me was pretty accurate when I enter my office location and asked for driving directions going to my residence location. The app recognizes all major roads as well as minor streets along the way.
What’s more, when you’re using the Route Map and your phone’s GPS is enabled, the Map itself can serve as a GPS device. You can see yourself as a small red dot moving along the “blue” route as you follow the driving directions.
It’s pretty neat so check it out Google Maps on your Android phone or iPhone.