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Another NEWB GPS Query

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Napalm, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Napalm

    Napalm Well-Known Member
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    OK so I don't even on an android phone yet.

    However I was demo'ing a DroidX the other day and was blown away by the google map and voice ability. This will lead me to buying one of the android devices. Among other features.

    Query: Can GPS enabled apps, work on the phone, without cell serivce. IE can you pre-load say all the US map and POI info into the phone so it can be used as a standalone GPS in the middle of no where.

    Like on a Motorbike ride or a hiking trip?
     

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  2. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member
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    Yes. Some programs work that way.
     
  3. hexdsl

    hexdsl Active Member
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    The GPS Feature does work with no Mobile Service BUT Google maps/navigator does not have any type of cashing options so it is very limiting.

    I think there are a few other Navigation app's that allow download (mostly paid ones) but i have not tried them, i mostly stay inside civilized places where i get enough signal to check twitter and update my blog. ;P

    I know that this isnt a great help but i hope it is a good starting point.
     
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