Google [GOOG] has announced that Google Maps Navigation is now available for those in Canada and a number of places in mainland Europe.
The Google Maps Navigation service was previously available to just the US and UK, but the new version out today will allow you to navigate freely across more countries.
The reasons that Google could be doing this is possibly due to competition from Ovi Maps Navigation that has far more free navigation coverage than Google has. We wont know for sure and to be honest, we don’t really care what the reasons are. All we want is free satnav and Google as well as Ovi Maps can now provide that.
To get navigation working you’ll need to visit the Android Market and update to the latest Google Maps on your device. Once this is done you should get the extra features showing when you plan directions.
Let us know how it goes in the comments and if you are in one of the lucky countries in this update, or if you are hanging on a little bit longer.