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whats your preferred navigation, Sprint or Google?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by s_special, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. gowcaizer1978

    gowcaizer1978 Well-Known Member

    google all the way
     

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  2. TheBlackPrince

    TheBlackPrince Well-Known Member

    Google nav all the way
     
  3. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Android Enthusiast

    I mostly use Sprint Nav since it's more accurate for me. Google showing the street view when you arrive would be useful if it actually showed the right building consistently. Plus it takes me on odd routes. I don't have the problem of Sprint Nav being slow to start up, normally takes just a few seconds.

    If I'm going on a trip, I still use my Garmin since I don't have to worry about a data connection to use it. Nice to have 3 options now.
     
  4. slschmidt76

    slschmidt76 Member

    I was using the Sprint Nav. and never had any problems with it. Then my husband showed me the Google Nav. and I loved it! So much better! Don't ever use the Sprint anymore.
     
  5. Bujin

    Bujin Lurker

    Google Nav takes me to entirely the wrong location at least 1 out of 5 times....sometimes miles away. As much as I like the Google Nav interface better, I have more faith in Sprint Nav.
     
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  6. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    Google Nav is my preferred Navigation App. Now if TomTom would make an android app like the one available to the iPhone4, I would buy it for other features like IQ Routes. :)
     
  7. Desert Cactus

    Desert Cactus Member

    I mostly use Google but honestly one of pet peeve about the damn thing is that it does not move or update my map. When I drive and I get pass a range, the map does not move. It keeps shows the original map from which I start. So Silly. But I have to concur with many people here, Sprint takes longer to load, but I prefer it's interface. And yeah the google voice sounds like a automaton, I much prefer the Sprint's Nav voice. But in terms of places such as restaurants, google does a better job.
     
  8. teknagen

    teknagen Member

    I use google nav and deleted the sprint one.
     
  9. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    Sprint was kinda ugly so I went back to Google.
     
  10. dr g

    dr g Android Enthusiast

    Google nav and it's not even close.
     
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  11. suedinaz

    suedinaz Newbie

    Google nav, hands down.
     
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  12. AsItLies

    AsItLies Member

    have looked at both recently for a *very* specific reason... sprint won:

    could not find a way to tell google nav to "just show me a map of where I am right now" even if I don't know where I am... I don't know the street, I don't know the town.

    sprint could do it google couldn't... did I miss something?
     
  13. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Android Expert

    I like TeleNav (Sprint Nav) a great deal. I like the integration with Firefox and syncability with device software. Highlight an address while browsing, click the desktop tool button and you get it on the phone.

    But I do like Google too... voice activation? Fantastic.
     
  14. jim2point0

    jim2point0 Android Enthusiast

    I wish google nav didn't have such an annoying voice telling me where to go. Spring was MUCH more pleasing to listen to. I used Sprint first, and I remember thinking it was better than any standalone GPS I've used. It does take longer to bring up your directions. It's also not as attractive as Google.

    I use Google.... but usually on mute because I hate the robot voice.
     
  15. IAmSixNine

    IAmSixNine Well-Known Member

    Google. The traffic is more accurate and the program seems to find locations better as well as plan routes better. I dont know whats involved in planning a route but i like how the Google navigation app works.
     
  16. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    This thread would have been much better if it had included a poll :)
     
  17. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast

    Z
    Maps -> menu-> my location. Profit
     
  18. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member

    I prefer Google Maps over Sprint's navigation, but I generally use MotoNav (watered down iGo).
     
  19. Drew5150

    Drew5150 Android Expert

    i believe you just need to update pandora. i'm not sure i haven't played with pandora in a while. but the same would happen with the stock music player on froyo. if you downloaded the music mod for froyo then the music paused and started back up again. maybe the same for pandora?


    i used sprint nav on my instinct and the wifes blackberry. i thought they worked pretty good. on the evo i don't have the patience for sprint nav to load when i can already be navigating on google. i heard someone say sprint nav get directions in 15 seconds, how long does it take for the program to load up for you?

    voice search and integration is top notch. the voice is terrible tho.. lol
     
  20. MarqBland

    MarqBland Newbie

    When I know I'm staying in a 3G area, I use Google Maps. If I'm not in a 3G area, Sprint Nav. I went rafting yesterday and the last 1.5 hours of the 4 hour drive was on small county highways that didn't have Sprint 3g coverage. Google Maps couldn't get back on track after going through detours or making stops because it couldn't use the data connection to create a new map. Sprint navigation, on the other hand, could figure out everything that I needed it to do. I like the UI of Google Maps more than Sprint (Except for G.M's voice) but Sprint is a great resource to have.
     
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  21. ceabbott2

    ceabbott2 Well-Known Member

    I'm with you marqbland totally agree.

    I like the look and voice of the Sprint telenav, however Google has the street view. I didn't even realize that Google had the voice option...cool! How do I access the voice option on Google? My experience has been the Google beta (blue arrow) when I enter in the provided street, city, state, zip fields it will look for it forever. However if I input all of the address info into just the street address it works great! I guess it's a bug. Google seems to task me down the back roads, but that is probably just my error in the settings in google. They both have their pluses and minuses.
     
  22. Traceamount

    Traceamount Well-Known Member

    Personally, Ive tried both and had Google take me far from where I was going, several times. On the other hand, Sprint has "re-routed" me 4-5 times in a row on city roads before it got me back on track, only on 2 occasions. Based on that alone Id rather use Sprint. Id prefer to wait a minute and get where I need to be, then THINK im going where I need to be. Also Google messes with my music, NO ONE MESSES WITH MY MUSIC :D And the voice :( Im sure both get people where they need to be, ive just had better luck with Sprint.
     
  23. s_special

    s_special Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i don't know how :(
     
  24. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    You can only do it when you first start the thread.
     
  25. AsItLies

    AsItLies Member


    ahhhhhh no, fail. That's an application called MAPS... we're talking about an application called NAVIGATION...

    There is actually a way for googles navigation app to call googles map app, it's kind of azz backwards for this purpose.

    It would be great if they added "where am I now". Still my pref is for google, much faster even if I have to use 2 apps.
     

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