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Top 5 navigation apps on Android to replace the personal navigator

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We present to you the top five navigation apps available on Android.

Portable navigation devices are passé, all thanks to the smartphones we have today and the applications available in both paid as well as free forms that people can use to navigate around the city as well as to far off places where internet connectivity is unavailable. When it comes to navigation Google Android has made available a slew of options and applications from both new and old app developers, so we present to you the top five navigation apps available on Android.

Some tablets and smartphones that lack active GPS scanners and chips might support the applications but would be useless because they don't provide data connectivity, so before purchasing paid apps make sure they are compatible with your device.

MapMyIndia

This is one of the most popular Indian mapping solutions that are available for users here. MapMyIndia is by far the most detailed mapping and navigation service with street level maps of 4000+ cities of India, house-level detail for 36 cities, 20 cities in full 3D and 6.3 million unique destinations.

With the MapMyIndia Navigator app, users can search places and mark their favorite locations, and can find places like restaurants, ATMs, hotels, hospitals and more by category or name. Users can then select and navigate to the destination chosen and save frequented destinations as favorites. Moreover, the application automatically generates a new route if the driver misses a turn. Users can shake their phone to instantly start navigation to their home address from wherever they are.

On major highways, the application notifies drivers when they exceed the posted speed limit. The MapMyIndia Navigator app switches to night-time mode automatically, allowing for safer viewing conditions while driving at night.

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