UK owners of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 awoke to a special present from Google this morning. The company has made available its turn-by-turn Google Maps Navigation (with voice directions) application to the UK from today. Up until now it has only been available in the United States, so today’s release will hopefully see Google Maps Navigation release across other European regions shortly too.
Whilst initially only for Android 2.0+ devices, Google has also made Navigation available to those with Android 1.6 smartphones too. I can confirm that the UK Xperia X10 works right now, therefore no need to wait for the big update. To get it make sure you’re running the latest 4.1.1 Beta, if you can’t see it, restart the handset. Check it out now.