JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in South Africa and nearby locations will now have access to Garmin’s navigation app for free.
Pursuant to a partnership between Samsung Electronics SA and Garmin Southern Africa, users of the 5.55-inch phone-tablet hybrid can now experience turn-by turn navigation on their device without being connected to the internet.
According to Samsung, after the Navigon app is installed, users can connect via Wi-Fi to download local maps. The app uses the device’s GPS receivers and the preloaded maps to make navigation possible when not connected to the web.
The Garmin app features NAVTEQ maps of South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Lesotho, which all can be viewed in 2D and 3D. The app also offers recommendations on the best route, turn-by-turn voice guidance, address search, and live weather information.
The Samsung Galaxy Note II, first released in September last year and now available in 130 countries, features a 5.55-inch, 720p resolution display, a powerful quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot for additional storage, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.