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froyo car panel for desire+htc navigation panel

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cycletrials, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. cycletrials

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  2. Steve_S_T

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    For rooted phones only presumably?

    Steve.
     
  3. cycletrials

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    Mine is not rooted
     
  4. ThEGr33k

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    So is the new one that is on the Desire HD is just a modified google one? Im not sure I like the idea of the one on the Desire HD, having to pay for something is fine but I assume if you dont have a car there is no way to remove the app/program? Sorry if this is a little off topic...
     
  5. partridge

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    I don't have access to XDA, can someone explain what this is? I thought the Desire with 2.2 had a (well hidden) car mode, is that what this is about?
     
  6. cycletrials

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    Took me 2mins to sign up this morning.

    The htc panel looks better but doesn't work as well. the froyo one turns your phone into proper car mode
    so you have physically exit out using the button to get out of it.
     
  7. partridge

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    is it an app? How do I get this?

    thanks
     
  8. Androidin'

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    I have the htc panel but don't find it very useful. I'll have to give the official google one a try.
     
  9. no fit state

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    Installed both on my non rooted Desire. I like the Google one due it's landscape view, though it's a shame some of the things it opens you can only view in portrait view. The the HTC one looks nicer.

    Shame there isn't a way to edit the buttons in the Google one, as there's a few blank buttons in there that I could find apps to use them.
     
  10. Nagrom

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    Thanks for this. The Google one is 100% better than the stock one. It even goes into landscape, which the stock one didnt. An issue I found baffling, as I'd imagine most people would use their Sat Nav in landscape.

    One question though. On the second screen, there's 3 empty buttons. Is this so you can add your own shortcuts? If so, How??

    Thanks again.

    Andy
     
  11. CarsnGadgets

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    Installed the google one, does it only activate when connected to a car adapter?

    cant see any way to launch it?
     
  12. Gisbourne

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    Not I! I prefer portrait because you see more of the road ahead. I find it strange that Sat Navs use landscape! Still at least we get the option :D

    G
     
  13. partridge

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    PLEASE

    Will someone just say how you get access to these features? There are now 3 or 4 threads all asking the same thing - how do you run the car mode.

    So can someone who's got it please say how they did it!

    Thanks
     
  14. no fit state

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    I just downloaded the files form the XDA links on the OP first post.

    Installed them through astro file manager, then access them through their icons.

    As I haven't got the official HTC car dock they wont remotely start when in the car for me.
     
  15. CarsnGadgets

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    I installed the google one, but didnt get any icon to launch it from, it shown in settings/applications, but not in the app drawer, so I cant actually launch it...?
     
  16. CarsnGadgets

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    ah...got it, I had to install both

    Google car home
    xda-developers

    Google car launcher
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    to get the icon in the app drawer.
     
  17. partridge

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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a go
     
  18. jred7469

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    I'm on 2.1 un rooted, downloaded both apks but when I open them in astro it doesn't recognise the format and I can't install either of the google apps, have I missed something?
     
  19. Uridium

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    Try 'custom car home' from the Market. just the same but easier to customise.
     
  20. Nagrom

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    Okay I take it back. Just used the Google one for the first time as a Sat Nav. God her voice is F**king annoying. I'm in the UK, and her strong digitised Yank (Sorry to our US boardies) accent is so hard to understand. WTF is a traffic circle? It's a ROUNDABOUT you dumb female dog LOL.

    Gone back to the stock Car app now. LOL
     
  21. Quatermass

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    I've got a plain vanilla htc desire hd on 3 here in the uk.
    It comes with Car panel preinstalled.
    Car panel is odd as it works in a strange way for a 'gps' system.
    I kept entering a postcode and couldn't figure out why it couldn't find anything.
    Took me a while to figure out I had to enter the country then the town followed by the street name and finally the number. But it still got it wrong by over 200m!
    So who makes this?

    Can I complain about its lack of accuracy to someone?
    I paid for the premium navigation. But was surprised by the lack of info about who to call for support.

    I was baffled why I couldn't edit a footprint name in Car Panel until I stumbled across 'Locations'. Seems very User unfriendly for a Google App...!
     
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