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  1. swoid

    swoid Active Member
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    Did a quick search and found nothing. My Sprint nav updated this morning. Maps and traffic seems a bit better. Anyone else notice the update?
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

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    It came through yesterday, at least on the Moment.

    I don't have Sprint Nav anymore, so I certainly didn't update it lol
     
  3. DFRESH

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    Yes, got my update today....
     
  4. decalex

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    anything different that's worth the update? for a navigation program, I don't find it really intuitive to move around...
     
  5. regression

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    To me, in seems moving around the menus is a bit faster. I haven't really noticed any changes in navigation (however, I have only used it once since the updated). One thing I noticed is the voice is a bit different when speaking street names vs generic things like "turn left".
     
  6. jdawg0024

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    It also lets you uninstall it from the Manage application settings, however, it doesnt fully uninstall you will go back to version 2.1
     
  7. lrosenman

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    This seems to be the premium version of 2.8. It has a bunch of added functionality like Weather, and movie stuff.

    There is a LOT more on the menus.
     
  8. marshall518

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    How do you get the update? I opened nav and still have V2.1.
     
  9. lrosenman

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    It prompted me when I opened it. Try going to the about menu.
     
  10. swaze

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  11. regression

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    Where are you seeing this? To me, the menus look the same as the prior version.
     
  12. JB in AZ

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    I haven't looked at the 2.8 app yet, but found this at Sprint.

    I have Navigation Premium (2.8), it says.

    Sprint Navigation
     
  13. JB in AZ

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    on first page, go to share and more

    There are many new things to explore!
     
  14. regression

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    Thanks, I see the movies option. I still need to hunt around for the Weather someone mentioned.
     
  15. markwill

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    I have a weird experience. I get the prompt to upgrade just fine. I accept that but then get told that my phone isn't recognized (it's a stright Sprint Hero, which hasn't been rooted). I then get a list of phone vendors. Sprint is one of the options but if I select that the list of phones displayed doesn't include an Hero. HTC is another option and that DOES include a Hero option but simply prompts me to download a file.

    My guess is that I am supposed to be seeing a more seamless "install in place" experience rather than having to choose my phone, download a file, etc.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Mark
     
  16. eyebeam

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    Same as markwill here. Did those who have done it install the APK file themselves? Does this overwrite the previous version?
     
  17. JB in AZ

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    Yeah I got the same message, but don't remember which I chose, HTC or Sprint, but it worked and installed just fine after that.

    Thinking back, I think it was the first option at the top of the list that I choose.
     
  18. Kelmar

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    If you select HTC you then get the option to select HTC Hero (build 2.8).
     
  19. MikeMcG

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    After doing it that way, navigation works fine once. After closing it and reopening it, all I get is a black screen and force close. After I delete the update and go with 2.1, it works fine.
     
  20. DFRESH

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    The new update seems to make the app work faster...

    alot of new stuff added to it as well....

    and no I didn't use the apk, I did an OTA update..
     
  21. regression

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    Where are you finding the weather option?
     
  22. JB in AZ

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    main scree, choose "share & more", then it's#4 "Weather"
     
  23. regression

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    Hmm, I'm not seeing it. I confirmed my Sprint Navigation is version 2.8. I have a Sprint Hero running Android 1.5 (not rooted). When I go to "Share & More", I see:

    1. Share Address
    2. My Stuff
    3. Movies
    4. Record Location
    5. Refer a Friend
    6. Product Tour
    7. Preferences
    8. Diagnostic Tools
    9. About

    I wonder why our versions are different...
     
  24. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Well-Known Member
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    1-3 are the same, my 4 is Weather, then the rest 5-10 same as your 4-9. Maybe your location doesn't support weather? Just a thought. Other than that, I dunno

    Does yours say Sprint Navigation Premium? My version number from "About" is 2.8.0.1029
     
  25. regression

    regression Well-Known Member
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    When I go to the About screen, I see:

    Sprint Navigation
    Version:2.8.0.1029

    No Premium.
     
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