Google Maps Navigation Now Covers 104 Countries


Android Police points out that Google has expanded navigation for Google Maps to 20 additional countries. These are mostly in Africa, the Caribbean islands and South America. 

From Algeria to Venezuela, the addition of these 20 brings to an impressive 104 the total number of countries where Google Maps offer navigation services.

Google Maps is the fifth most popular mobile app in the US according to comScore. However in some markets (e.g., UK) Apple Maps have taken traffic and share from Google among iPhone users.

Comscore mobile app data

At one point Google appeared to have a near “mapopoly.” However there are now openings for more competitors in a way that wasn’t true just a couple of years ago. Waze (now owned by Google), Apple Maps and OpenStreetMap have helped reintroduce mapping competition into the market.

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