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Topic # 64551 17-Jul-2010 19:54
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Free voice-assisted navigation with free maps? Could be interesting.

http://www.skobbler.net/ 

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  Reply # 352835 17-Jul-2010 22:53
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  Reply # 352938 18-Jul-2010 12:19
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freitasm: Stupid Android platform. This won't run on Android 1.5 and LG is not releasing an update for their "brand new" handset.


Stupid LG.

Android is doing just fine on phones from vendors up with the play.  




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  Reply # 352943 18-Jul-2010 12:22
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Put Sony Ericsson in that basked too then. And some other vendors to come. People will have devices that will not run the latest and greatest. And people don't have money to keep changing devices every six months.





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  Reply # 352945 18-Jul-2010 12:26
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peejayw: Free voice-assisted navigation with free maps? Could be interesting.

http://www.skobbler.net/ 


Currently only available in "D,A,CH,RO & UK" 

Assume that means Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Romania and the UK.....if I read it right (without checking).

We may yet see Google turn on the turn-by-turn Nav when Telecom release the Motorola Milestone....

A guy at a Telecom shop in Albany told me that would be today - the 18th.

We'll see.  

 




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  Reply # 352949 18-Jul-2010 12:33
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The problem I have with Google maps is that you need to download the map tiles so no coverage, no navigation. Also, the ongoing data costs. The robotic, tinny voice is also a put-off.



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  Reply # 352952 18-Jul-2010 12:37
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I suspect the Nav on the Milestone will just be Moto-Nav with out-of-date maps :-(

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  Reply # 353011 18-Jul-2010 16:40
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freitasm: Put Sony Ericsson in that basked too then. And some other vendors to come. People will have devices that will not run the latest and greatest. And people don't have money to keep changing devices every six months.


Yeah.....though at least SE are updating the Xperias to Android v2.1 in a couple of months (supposedly)...and there is no physical reason why it can't run v2.2. If anything, Android v2.2 will run better on lower-spec phones than v2.1, provided they have enough memory to support the use of JIT.

We'll see. I went Nexus One because I trust Google more than I trust any local telcos. So far, I have not been disappointed. My daughter's stock Nexus One was updated OTA to the very latest Android v2.2 a couple of weeks ago. She loves the thing. She even had me make her one of those little "Android" logos on a black singlet she picked out. She isn't normally a tech-keener. :-) 
 
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