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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by arkiboys, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. arkiboys

    arkiboys Active Member
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    I currently have a Garmin Sat Nav.
    I see that in my htc desire, there is the google sat nav but it does nt seem to be as good as a proper sat nav.
    Are there softwares I can download into the phone for sat navs please?
    Thanks
     

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  2. UncleMike

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    NDrive and Copilot Live are both available in the Market. I've tried both and preferred NDrive. Both include on-board maps, so downloading can take a long time, but no data connection is required for actual use.

    I'm sure there are several other options as well.
     
  3. DaddyCee

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    +1 for CoPilot Live 8
     
  4. d.knight99

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    +1 for Google Navigation.

    I actually think it's a really nice sat nav in it's own right. It hasn't let me down yet!
     
  5. Lukechan

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    I really like Google Navigation, it works just as well as my Tom Tom and it's always in my pocket.
     
  6. Sybex

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    Google Navigation works well for me on my Desire and whats more it's free, I have stopped using my Tom Tom...
     
  7. partridge

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    Same here, google nav is pretty amazing for a freebie! And it alerts you to traffic problems along your route (see the green dot at the bottom of the screen? if it turns red, click it and it will zoom you to the problem area, I think you then get an icon to look for an alternate route!)
     
  8. OFI

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    :eek: is that the latest 4.5 version? i've not noticed that on my 4.4 version before although i've not looked
     
  9. jay_kay

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    +1 for Google Navigation too. Have tried some of the others and keep coming back to this. The only downside for me is the voice but it aint that bad.

    Top app and its free :D
     
  10. Fishyweb

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    I think that has been there for a couple of versions now.
     
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  11. partridge

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    It's only a matter of time before Google add more features. One of the things I miss compared to my TomTom is the speed, which is usually more accurate than the car display.
     
  12. brianolo

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    Hi, I have an HTC Desire. For the last few days I have been trying to download Copilot Live 8. Using Appbrain, I get the message " The requested item could not be found". Any ideas how to find the app? Thanks :thinking:
     
  13. CarsnGadgets

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    navigon is a great paid satnav app that stores maps on the sd card. its about
     
  14. Panama

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    I love the fact that with Google nav you don't have to purchase new maps.
     
  15. Steve_S_T

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    I just cancelled my Orange maps subscription this morning because I've been so please with Google Navigation that I don't need to pay for Sat Nav any more (plus Orange maps was un-installed when I debranded). G Nav is easily as good as Orange Maps and my old Garmin Nuvi, the only drawback being that if you want to set a route in an area with no phone signal you can't, and even without 3g it can take a while to load directions. Because of this I paid for and downloaded CoPilot which works off line and which would give me SatNav cover for all eventualities, but was horrified to find that it took up over 20mb of phone space so uninstalled it straight away (and got an auto refund).

    Steve.
     
  16. Steve_S_T

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    Have you tried scanning the barcodes here - CoPilot Live v8 for Android: ALK Technologies ? I certainly managed to get it working on my Desire a few days ago.

    Steve.
     
  17. flyte

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    GoogleNav++

    Works great and flawlessly for me. Extremely accurate and free. Can't beat it.
     
  18. arkiboys

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    Thank you all.
     
  19. brianolo

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    Thanks for info but no joy yet. ALK provided me with the software again. I had to download it to my SD card but no instructions how to install the thing, I'm awaiting a reply. Google maps are great but useless when signal offline. Otherwise I wouldn't bother with another app.
     
  20. speedycolzalez

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    There's a couple of relevant posts in this thread:

    http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/112655-co-pilot-8-htc-desire.html

    http://androidforums.com/1590309-post39.html

    http://androidforums.com/1590823-post41.html
     
  21. DaddyCee

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    How much were you paying for Orange maps then?
     
  22. Stucky

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    Trouble with Google maps as noted above - if there's no signal, or you're in a massive snarl-up with everyone trying to find a way out of it and all demanding data from the local cell, it just stops. One of the apps that has offline maps is a much better option - and why I still use my Tomtom One.
     
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