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Old 07-27-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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I am waiting for the iphone 5 but I have seen a couple friends using their droid phones navigation and it is incredible. In fact my son/daughterinlaw threw away their great gps. I think it is google so, would it be the same on iphones? The Droid spoke with turn by turn response and was very quick and responsive. I am so directlonally challenged so I would like to get a phone that will direct me ! Then I can throw away my gps too which constantly says "searching for satelites" !!
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I've used the navi on my android phone several times. Works just fine. (Download Google Maps. That's the app I've been using. Free and works great!)
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Oops, sorry, just reread your original post.

Not sure how iphone performs against droid in that area. Sorry!
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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I also have never used the iphone navigation.... but phones definitely find satelites faster than standalone GPS units. Thy actually ping the towers for satellite information that makes it quicker to connect. Also, phones make use of tower triangulation to get a rough estimate of location while searching for satellites.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This is one of, imo, just 2 areas that the Android OS handily smacks down iOS.

-Navigation
-Voice Recognition

Out of the box these features are superior to iOS by a large margin.

You can use Google maps on the iPhone... or Bing maps for that matter. But that's all it is. Just Google maps, just like on your PC, but the icon will follow the map as you drive.
The Android Maps Navigation app is as good as, if not better, then any Garmin/Magellan.

But, OF COURSE, as with everything else on smartphones today:
"there's an app for that".

Amaze is just one
amAze - Free maps and affordable GPS Navigation for your mobile phone!
of about a dozen GPS apps....
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