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  1. urdaddi

    urdaddi Well-Known Member
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    I am considering the Revolution or the Droid Charge. I am leaning toward the Revo....but I am understanding that it it loaded up with Bing maps. Can Google maps be loaded and Google navigator be run on the Revo?

    This would be a deal breaker for me...I need to have navigator.
     

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    Yeah I'm running the google maps app and the navigation feature seems to work fine. It prompted me to install a text to speech plugin so the directions can include street names and such.

    Only had my Revolution a couple days, but the only Bing integration aspect I haven't been able to change is the hard search button, which I believe can be changed by rooting. It's really not a big deal though.
     
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    That's right, Google Maps is available in the market along with all of the other Google apps, and they work. Same here with the capcitive search button, it won't let me change to Google Search or Google Voice Search on a long press. It would seem the only way to change that would be to root. I just use my Google Search widget instead. While in apps you can still use the Search button and it won't force you into Bing Search.

    I have installed some other helpful apps to un-Bing my phone:
    Car Home Ultra
    Dolphin Browser

    Other helpful apps:
    Gingerbread keyboard if you don't like the LG one or Swipe
    Alarm clock plus for a better (or more familiar) desk dock app.
    MIXZING for listening to and managing music/videos. Stock app sucks in landscape/car dock mode.

    2GB of dedicated internal app install space is awesome on this phone. I finally had to start moving some apps to SD after installing like 95 market apps.
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    One of the things that I could just not get by with the Droid Charge is the very low amount of internal storage.
     
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    that and the damn price. 300 dollars for 2 yr? negative.
     
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    How do I get Gingerbread to run? I went into settings, and thought I set it up.



    Never mind. Rebooted and it appeared in the Input method under keyboard.
     

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