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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by foxahmed, Nov 16, 2008.

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    I have CoPilot 8 too and love it, very good value for money. In my vehicles i use tomtom and garmin and yet i still find the hero with copilot 8 great.
     

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    I REALLY like the looks of this, and the principle. Even though I live in a basically rural area, with marginal G3 even I am really a fan of this, real time traffic issues, police locations, safety built in.

    Very nice.

    :)
     
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    Destinator 9 will soon be available in the Android Market for Android phones with wonderful features. Strongly suggest to try it!
     
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    You're right, who needs tom tom... jus make sure you check out the TeleNav software working on the android platform, whether you have an htc or a huawei... it's simply unbelievable, fast re-routing, traffic updates, maps of europe and hundreds of thousands of POI's, and it's all stored on their servers, no phone memory invaded, no need to change your SD Card..
     
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    HI ,

    We are a taxi company Hummingbird Cars in London. We provide Airport Transfer service from all london airports.

    We have recently started our new business and we require to buy Car navigation system or Tom Toms . Can anyone suggest which company is the best and where we can get the best deals.

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    Thank you

    Alex
     
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    Hi alexpnn, don't know if you want what are usually called "standalone" units, like a tom tom or garmin, as their maps become out-of-date very quickly. If the drivers have so called "smartphones" you can use telenav, you can download it onto your phone, to me it's the best nav system so far, BTW you can have a free trial on each phone. I downloaded it from www.tnclient.com
     
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    I agree that processor power is not an issue with the Droid. My old HTC Touch ran TomTom 6 just fine.
     
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    TeleNav has a couple of major problems when comparing against TomTom. 1) If you have no data connection, you have no maps on TeleNav. 2) Voice Navigation is worthless on TeleNav.

    I had TomTom 6 on my Treo 755p. I wanted updated maps without having to purchase every time I turned around so I subscribed to TeleNav. I found the voice directions very helpful on TomTom and very easy to understand. When I tried TeleNav, I couldn't even understand what the person was saying. I wanted to yell speak up but there was no one to yell at.

    I thought it was just a problem with the Palm app. Also figured that's why Sprint didn't license it for their SprintNav. However, it's the same crappy voice on the HTC Hero. I suspect Telenav's compression routine for voice is what makes it hard to understand.

    Either way, I'd prefer to have TomTom so that I didn't have to worry about not being in range to pickup a good data connection.
     
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    So what is the latest and greatest alternative to Google Nav?
     
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    I'm waiting (impatiently) for Navigon's MobileNavigator, which is due to hit the Android platform "soon". I had it on my old iPhone and loved it - 'one of the best purchases that I'd made for that phone. Google Nav, in comparison, is much less polished and I'm not finding it to be all that accurate here in Tampa, FL. I like my Navigation programs to actually get me to my destination, not just within 3 to 5 blocks of it. :D
     
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    I am getting impatient too...

    Tried:

    CoPilot - Very slow GUI, no POIs in Canada. Looks nice though.
    NDrive - Fast GUI but terrible routing. Does not show the name of the road on the next turn!
    Sygic - Generally unpolished.
    Google Navi - Not available in Canada!
    iGo - Looks like they are not porting the full version to Android - only their "lite" but more friendly version.

    Aaarrrggg.

    I used to have TomTom7 on WinMo and it is much better than any of the above. I hope Navigon's solution is better but I am already hearing that iPhone's version does not show the name of the road on the next turn, which is unfortunate.

    So when is TomTom coming to Android???
     
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    Why would you need Tom Tom app when the built in Google turn by turn works just fine and is free. Unlike the Tom Tom app on iPhone, which is $99!
     
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    Because I live on the other side of the border... ;)
     
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    I agree, the built in GPS works fine. The only gottcha is if your in an area with no coverage. Being in an area where there is no service, it will not function until it can establish a data connection in conjunction with a GPS signal. Not a replacement for a full blown Garmin like device, but nice!
     
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    Google maps has accuracy issues here in Tampa. Several of the addresses that I've navigated to since I started using Google Navigator have been incorrect. Most of the errors have been no more than a few blocks, but that's still a problem. I prefer that my GPS get me TO my destination, not just close to it.

    I've actually gone back to using MobileNavigator on my old iPhone, desipte the fact that I no longer have phone service for the thing. It's just currently a better app. I'm sure that Google Nav will eventually catch up with MobileNavigator in terms of features but I dunno about the accuracy issues... my work address has been wrong on Google Maps for months. We have to tell visitors to use MapQuest or Bing instead of GMaps, else they'll end up in a grove of trees. :D
     
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    Ok good point lol. I've seen some UK navigators in the market no canadian one's yet though. I'm pretty sure there has to be one
     
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    How do the android devices work then? Do they store the maps, d/l and cache them or stream on the fly?
     
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    It's not a question of "Android devices" but a question of the specific GPS app you're talking about.

    1.) Is an issue for any GPS app that downloads maps -- not just Telenav.
    2.) Maybe on your device. Telenav worked perfectly on my Blackberry 8310. I used it without issues for thousands of miles.
     
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    This is a good point. I generally like Google's product and I'm sure given enough time, Google will become competitive with this product as well. If it is available in Canada, I will probably start to use it. But because it requires data connection when you are planning a route, I would keep a backup GPS app that does not require online data connection.
     
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    so are there any android navigation apps that only rely on GPS (i think that nokia maps offers that) without the need for data connection (wifi , 3g etc.)? thanks in advance
     
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    Just about all other GPS software on Android does not require online data connection. CoPilot, NDrive and Sygic are all offline GPS software. When TomTom and iGo becomes available, they too will work offline.
     
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    I recommend CoPilot. I like it so much I gave the TomTom to the wife!
     
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    I like Destinator 9 for Android. It has a great UI and on-board maps so no need to have a constant data connection. There is even a 14 day free trial!
     
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    iGo MyWay is available.. been using it for weeks alongside CoPilot which I have had since about August 2009.
     

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