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What is up with the hopeless map???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tomska, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Tomska

    Tomska New Member
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    I just got my Desire as a replacement for a stolen iPhone 3GS. So far, so OK I guess.

    But what is up with the maps? My iPhone could pinpoint me to within a couple of yards - we used it as a satnav and you could watch the blue dot travelling along the street you were on.

    But my Desire is telling me I am on Coley Place, which is half a mile away across town!!

    How much use to me is this thing going to be as a satnav if they are half a mile out????

    I'm starting to get concerned that I've made the wrong choice and should have got another 3GS...
     

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  2. Nodders

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    You are a) outside (at least to let GPS kick in) and b) have selected My Location?
     
  3. Casual Pete

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    This might sound stupid but have you turned gps on?When I go into maps after forgetting to turn it on it puts me about half a mile away aswell.
     
  4. FelixofMars

    FelixofMars Well-Known Member
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    It sounds like its not using the GPS at all, that is what happens when I use the local masts to pinpoint a location.
     
  5. Tomska

    Tomska New Member
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    Ha! What a muppet! Thanks. I guess I need to stop treating it like an iPhone and get my head round it. there was only a "quick start" manual with it, so I shall just work my way around it this evening.

    :eek:
     
  6. Casual Pete

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    The full user manuel should be on the sd card that came with it.

    If it's not you can download it from here:HTC Desire - User Guides
     
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