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AutoNavi's Premium Navigation App Selected for Samsung GALAXY Note II

BEIJING, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoNavi Holdings Limited ("AutoNavi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:AMAP), a leading provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China, today announced that the Company's premium navigation application ("app") is pre-installed on the China version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which was officially launched in late October. This is the latest achievement in the Company's ongoing partnership with Samsung, following the pre-installation of the app on Samsung's flagship smartphone, the S III, in June.

The Note II is another major release in Samsung's GALAXY series. It features a large 5.55-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen and a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. This combination of processing power and rich visual presentation makes the Note II ideal for a range of graphic-intense functions. As such, the device serves as a great interface for AutoNavi's app. Key features of AutoNavi's premium navigation app include 3-D views, voice-guided turn-by-turn directions in both English and Chinese, voice command options and a map layer of Samsung-designated points of interest.

"We are proud that AutoNavi's premium navigation app has been selected once again by China's most popular Android based brand – Samsung." AutoNavi's chief executive officer, Mr. Congwu Cheng, commented, "By pairing our mapping services with Samsung's powerful and popular devices, users in China can enjoy an engaging and seamless navigation experience. We look forward to enhancing our long-term strategic partnership with Samsung by adapting our map service platform to Samsung's wide range of devices."

"AMOLED" is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About AutoNavi Holdings Limited

AutoNavi Holdings Limited (Nasdaq:AMAP) is a leading provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. At the core of its business is a comprehensive nationwide digital map database that covers approximately 3.4 million kilometers of roadway and over 20 million points of interest across China. Through its digital map database and proprietary technology platform, AutoNavi provides comprehensive, integrated navigation and location-based solutions optimized for the Chinese market and users, including automotive navigation solutions, mobile location-based solutions and Internet location-based solutions, and public sector and enterprise applications. For more information on AutoNavi, please visit http://www.autonavi.com.

CONTACT: For investor and media inquiries please contact: In China: Serena Shi AutoNavi Holdings Limited Tel: +86-10-8410-7883 E-mail: serena.shi@autonavi.com Derek Mitchell Ogilvy Financial, Beijing Tel: +86-10-8520-3073 E-mail: amap@ogilvy.com In the U.S.: Jessica Barist Cohen Ogilvy Financial, New York Tel: +1-646-460-9989 E-mail: amap@ogilvy.comSource:AutoNavi Holdings Limited