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Google Maps Navigation for Android now plans routes around traffic

google maps navigation with trafficGoogle Maps has included traffic data for some time, but now Google Maps for Android takes that traffic information into account when it's giving you directions. The latest Beta version of Google Maps Navigation uses the alternative routes Google Maps has always suggested, and automatically picks the fastest one, based on real-time and historical traffic information.

There's an awful lot of data to draw from, too. With Google Maps Navigation users driving 35 million miles a day, the big G gets plenty of traffic info. The Beta is available now, and the new traffic feature will work automatically for users in North America and Europe.

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