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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ZDroid1, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I know I know. Why in the world would anyone do that?

    I'm just wondering if gps works with it better than with Google Maps. Also if it doesn't work with it and people call AT&T and complain, then AT&T might be motivated to tell Samsung they have to fix it NOW since now the problem is causing the phone carrier to lose revenue.

    I mean otherwise AT&T probably couldn't care less about a FREE navigation service not working.

    I think the first month is free too. So we should all sign up for the free month and then call at&t and cancel, citing the crappy gps signal as the reason. Then someone at at&t might notice and think, "OK this is costing us money."

  2. symp el

    symp el Newbie

    I use ATT Nav all the time. I think it is as close to perfect as GPS software can come. Very accurate. I have never had any problems with my GPS, but my friends Captivate has GPS problems with Google Nav but not with TeleNav. It locks on and accurate within seconds. I really think the GPS problem is with Google software.
  3. Graceflanger

    Graceflanger Newbie

    I don't know why anyone would, Google Nav is free. I don't like the idea of spending $10 for a GPS program.
  4. symp el

    symp el Newbie

    I use it because I like it. What's the problem?
  5. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Android Enthusiast

    People, Google nav is in beta. Beta means its in a test phase. All the bugs arent worked out yet. I havent tried ATT nav, but might give it a shot and compare it to GN.
  6. blazeplacid

    blazeplacid Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing

    The pay service may be the way to go for the people who need turn by turn nav

    then if the GPS doesnt work; you should be able to get your money back
  7. Graceflanger

    Graceflanger Newbie

    When I had my 3GS, I didn't like it because it wasn't accurate and if you lost cell service I would lose the maps because they aren't installed on the phone. Jailbreaking and getting TomTom is a better choice for the iPhone, or even Google Maps. I feel the same about ATT Nav on Android. Yes Google Nav is in beta and has some bugs, but I haven't experienced any of them and a few bugs is better than $120 a year.
  8. dantheman2

    dantheman2 Member

    The thing I found out yesterday is that the Google app (icon named "Maps") doesn't seem to start up the Captivate's GPS to get a lock. It gets the cell tower location first, at the same time, shows the gps icon flashing, but then times out and gives up before the gps gets a lock. Use the Google Navigator first which makes the gps get a lock. Once you have that lock, other apps work better with gps. I really think it's software, not hardware causing the problems. The gps chip itself might be a little less sensitive than others, but it works for me after waiting a little while with the navigation app.
  9. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Android Enthusiast

    I signed up for the 30 day free trial and I was impressed. I got a lock in ~5 seconds in ATT navigator and it was very accurate (use wireless turned off). I tried to do a map on the ATT website and it sucked (trying to avoid a toll road, but all you could do was manually changing your route which is not user friendly). I went to the app on my phone and put the address in. I went into options and it had an option to avoid toll roads. I clicked on that, recalculated the route and it was all good. I went into summary of route and compared it to GN and its the same route. I think Ill try this out next week on my road trip. I dont feel like getting lost and I have a bad feeling about the word beta.
  10. kidsavior

    kidsavior Well-Known Member

    If you are trying the free trial for AT&T Navigator make sure you cancel prior to the 30 days, other wise they continue to charge you. It will not cancel automaticly.
  11. meadrealty

    meadrealty Newbie

    was having very "spotty" performance with Google
    tried AT&T Nav. {given 3 mnths free by AT&T store}
    a definite improvement but nowhere near as good as Iphone Map quest
    even though fix on horizon believe I will return it go back to basic Nokia and wait for update and reviews on boards before plunging back to Captivate
  12. Terrigno

    Terrigno Well-Known Member

    Googles Navigation (Blue Arrow Icon) works without a problem. I have used it a couple of times and its flawless. Free to.
  13. JuneNYC

    JuneNYC Member

    google navigation worked perfect on my htc aria and works great on the droid x. So I doubt it's the software. samsung is the problem.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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