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Google Plans Turn-by-Turn Directions for iPhone

by Travis Harvey | April 24, 2010April 24, 2010 6:30 am PST

When Motorola unveiled the Droid last year, Google set its sights on turn-by-turn navigators with the announcement of its own that would be bundled within Android. An alternative to stand alone navigators like TomTom and Garmin, Google’s free offering immediately sent shockwaves throughout the industry. It looks like Google is prepping to port its navigation service to the device that made Google Maps on mobile an industry standard, the iPhone.

At a London press conference, Google confirmed that it would be bringing it’s free turn-by-turn navigation to the iPhone alongside other platforms. Unfortunatly, there were no details of a possible release date or if the features would become part of the iPhone’s Maps application. The seemingly heated clash between the two tech giants may leave Google on the outside, being required to submit a third party app themselves.

Do you think Apple and Google will work together to add the turn-by-turn feature to the Maps app or will this be a separate third-party app? When do you think we’ll see Google Nav on the iPhone? Speculate in the comments.