updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri October 12, 2007
N95 Google Maps GPS
Nokia's popular N95 smartphone today received a specialized version of Google Maps Mobile that promises features absent from other devices, including the iPhone. The updated version is now native to the Symbian Series 60 OS used on most of Nokia's smartphones and explicitly recognizes the N95's GPS unit. Users can pinpoint their exact locations and receive driving directions that change depending on the position, unlike Apple's implementation. The utility will additionally save locations directly to the phone's contacts to find them again more easily, Google says.
Searches, traffic updates, and most other features of Google Maps are also present in the enhanced version. Nokia's built in Maps utility goes untouched, according to reports. The download is free upon visiting Google's site for the software and should work with any Series 60 device on a basic level, and may also support other GPS-capable phones such as the Nokia 6110 Navigator or other Symbian phones with native GPS. [via Symbian-Guru]