How Do You Get GPS on an Android Phone?


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The Google Maps application allows android device users to get GPS navigation and step-by-step directions. Newer Android devices come with Google Maps, but the application also is available for download through the Google Play store for users that don’t have it pre-installed on their devices.

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How Do You Get GPS on an Android Phone?
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To download the application the user needs to enter the Google play store, and in the search bar search for “Google Maps.” After finding the Google Maps application the user can then download it by clicking on “install.” Once installed, the Google Maps application is ready for use.

The application allows users to use GPS services to give Google their exact location, and also search for any location they need to find. It allows search through typing or via Google Voice to make it safer for people on the road. When a location is searched, after selecting it Google Maps gives detailed step-by-step directions from the user’s location and even offers voice guidance.

Google Maps is available for desktop or mobile and offers satellite images, street maps, street views, and also navigation for walking, driving and biking. The application runs on Java Script and uses a combination of satellite images as well as images take from low-flying aircrafts to show aerial views.

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