Originally Posted by Lomallin
Going to be testing this soon...
NavFree app downloads maps of where you're going to be. If OG Droid can lock GPS without cell phone signal being active, I'm hoping it'll work as a portable navigator for specific trips. Mainly for my wife since she can get lost reasonably well every once in a while.
Really hoping that works, else I'll probably try to sell it if I can find a good buyer...else it'll be a backup phone
It probably can lock GPS but the cell towers do certainly help it lock faster. As does whatever WiFi you are near.
This too would need a data connection in order to send the WiFi SSIDs to google. Then google servers can respond to the Droid "you're near location X because that's where those WiFi routers are." This really helps the GPS lock.