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Does the desire auto cache maps on 2.2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ndemeis, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. ndemeis

    ndemeis Newbie
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    I am pretty close now to finally making my first android phone purchase. I have been between the Desire, Galaxy S and the Desire HD for the last month but have been really turned off by the small battery on the DHD and have just found I can get almost all the feature on the Desire with 2.2. One answer I couldnt find is does the froyo update for 2.2 have auto caching of the maps? I use my map a lot as I travel all over the city and this really intrigued me about the DHD. If not not a big deal but would make me order the phone right now:)

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  2. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    No they don't autocache. But it is an unfair comparison. The desire HD is running the new htc sense, which the older one doesn't have. It comes with a completely new app which uses tom tom maps and autocaches them (you have to pay to navigate with them). Whereas, that app isn't on the old desire's yet. It should be coming soon though.

    If it's driving navigation you use a lot its not really a problem. I find google maps does excellently and is free (but 3g / hsdpa is kinda needed) . I assume you have a data connection if your considering buying these? It uses a very minimal amount...

    And if you are using it for driving navigation, you can always buy copilot (or others...) for
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  3. ndemeis

    ndemeis Newbie
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    I went with the Desire. Couldn't justify the DHD price for what I get. The desire was about 10,000r (210 pounds I think) cheaper and available now. I've read that the new sense will be coming to the Desire so I can wait for that. Love the phone so far but my browser isnt working (started a thread on that) Everything else has been great. Haven't upgraded to froyo yet though just downloaded it as my phone isnt finding the update.

    Thanks for you response.
  4. jaybo1973

    jaybo1973 Android Expert

    Maverick is a nice app which uses google maps and several others. You can also create offline maps on the pc. All maps are cached to SD. I have put lots of OS maps on mine. I flip between these and Google maps within the app.

    Edit: Forgot to mention. Although it uses google maps (amongst others) it doesnt have all the features of google maps. Great if you get caught short with no signal though. I use it lots for walking, cycling in the sticks . I use the proper google maps for towns, cities.
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  5. partridge

    partridge Android Enthusiast

    I've used google satnav a few times and never had a problem, I don't know how much of the journey maps are downloaded up front, but I've never hit a blank area yet. Driving around in a city, you'll normally get excellent data speed so it's really not a worry.

    I have to say, I'm disappointed with the map cache service that the new HTC Sense uses, I'd assumed you could download and save google maps, but clearly that's not the case.
  6. genedata2

    genedata2 Newbie

    google: maps brut. apart from caching, you can also use the turn by turn navigation (if you can't get it in your country)
  7. mi6-bond

    mi6-bond Member

  8. paulcooper

    paulcooper Android Enthusiast

    I have had a tomtom for many years now, and have been very happy with it, however since getting Desire, I love thr FREE google maps it is awesome for free.
    have not used tomtom for over 6 months now.....
  9. riki1kenobi

    riki1kenobi Well-Known Member

    I prefer OVi maps on my Nokia 5800 for my sat nav. Google maps is not bad, but on the Desire it is way to battery hungry for me to consider swapping!
  10. hero1908

    hero1908 Newbie

    It's not the 2.2 but the new Sense on the Desire HD and Desire Z that has a navigation feature. However, you can use Maps (-) for caching maps for later use.
  11. jaybo1973

    jaybo1973 Android Expert

    JUst seen the ad on tv for the new sence maps. It looks cool how the map rotates on screen rather than a compass.
  12. Dead1nside

    Dead1nside Lurker

    Could someone please confirm to me, that on the Desire Z, you can still use Google's free turn-by-turn navigation, despite the HTC Locations coming preinstalled?

  13. SiHa

    SiHa Android Enthusiast

    Maybe post this yon the Desire Z forum?

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