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Topic # 70440 23-Oct-2010 15:30 Send private message

Hi

I got my HTC Trophy on Thursday, and have it on 2 Degrees... all working nicely.

However, the Maps application's functionality seems rather limited. I realise it says that features differ in different regions, but it seems pretty limited here in NZ.

I can't get directions, can't search for a location, can't update pins on the map. I can understand there's no traffic info.

Is it just me or is this standard for NZ? Does anybody know if there are plans to improve this? Seems pretty crappy for now.

Cheers...

Craig

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  Reply # 395052 23-Oct-2010 17:12 Send private message

Try setting the System Locale and Browser Locale to English (Unied States) and see how it goes.







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  Reply # 395062 23-Oct-2010 18:00 Send private message

Awesome - you're a legend Mauricio!

I suppose asking for distances in km instead of miles is asking too much... :)

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  Reply # 395064 23-Oct-2010 18:08 Send private message

This should be fixed in the January update which will also add copy n paste. Right now turn by turn navigation is only officially available in US on bing maps. MS is planning to go global in that update.




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  Reply # 395066 23-Oct-2010 18:15 Send private message

cdshearer: Awesome - you're a legend Mauricio!

I suppose asking for distances in km instead of miles is asking too much... :)


Interesting... I have made the same change but have no option to search, etc. If I hit the search icon I just get a Bing search page.

Did you do anything special?





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  Reply # 395068 23-Oct-2010 18:25 Send private message

If it is the same as the web version of Bing maps, to get kilometers, click on the car icon and there is a settings menu on the left, click that and one can select KM or Miles




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  Reply # 395071 23-Oct-2010 18:34 Send private message

I just did what you suggested - chagned the browser and region to English (US)

When I touch the search icon it takes me to a search box so I can search for an address. Though it assumes US so I had to qualify it wiht Auckland, NZ.

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  Reply # 395073 23-Oct-2010 18:37 Send private message

Are you using Zune to sync the device? If so, is your Zune/Windows Live Id linked to US or to New Zealand?







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  Reply # 395074 23-Oct-2010 18:43 Send private message

Yes, using Zune to sync, though I've not synched since I made the changes. I have a Windows Live ID which I imagine is a NZ one - I'd have to check, but I have no reason for it not to be NZ.

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  Reply # 395077 23-Oct-2010 19:06 Send private message

Ah, found it. Someone pointed out I have to tap the "Click here to accept changes" - I missed that line.







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  Reply # 395078 23-Oct-2010 19:10 Send private message

Ah well yes. I assumed that :)

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  Reply # 396161 27-Oct-2010 10:54 Send private message

The GPS lock on this device is really fast, I'd say even faster than what I've seen in some Android devices...





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  Reply # 398621 1-Nov-2010 16:18 Send private message

Hi, I have the Trophy and my maps doesnt work.  I have tried setting locale and browser language etc all mentioned above to no avail.  When I select Maps, i get blank world map and message searching which goes on and on but no results.  Is there some setting to activate maps.  I have data and 3g turned on and wifi turned on as well. Thank You




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  Reply # 398624 1-Nov-2010 16:21 Send private message

Did you tap the "Click here to accept changes"?

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  Reply # 398637 1-Nov-2010 16:35 Send private message

And have you turned the GPS settings ON?





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  Reply # 398676 1-Nov-2010 17:30 Send private message

Hi, I havent seen any settings mentioning gps, but the closest is Location and I have that turned on.




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