ALK Technologies today announced that its CoPilot Live satellite navigation system is now available for Android-based mobile phones. It can be purchased and downloaded immediately from Android Market for devices such as the T-Mobile G1, HTC Magic, HTC Dream and the new HTC Hero. Here is more info:
"CoPilot Live brings the very latest developments in turn-by-turn GPS navigation technology and real-time travel information to the Android platform. Users benefit from detailed voice-guided turn instructions and cutting-edge 3D mapping, helping them to find their way wherever they go.
In common with the Windows Mobile based and Symbian product, CoPilot's premium quality digital street maps are stored on the phone, rather than relying on mobile Internet connectivity for per-trip data. Additional map regions can also be downloaded directly to the device.
A range of CoPilot 'Live' services, delivered via the phone's mobile Internet connection, are designed to make journeys more predictable, and include real-time traffic alerts, 5-day weather forecast information and a new location sharing service called CoPilot LiveLink.
CoPilot Live brings the latest navigation innovations to Android, including:
? Flickable scrolling menus and maps supports touch screen gesture recognition ? Clear turn-by-turn voice directions with a choice of voices ? Widescreen portrait or landscape mode ? CoPilot LiveLink location sharing allows you to view the location of your CoPilot friends on-screen and share your location with them ? Phone integration, allowing direct dialling to POIs, location sending via text and photo navigation ? Safety camera alerts with free database updates
CoPilot Live is available to download today from Android Market for $34.99. "