Just don't get a samsung Galaxy s... by far the worst GPS in an android phone. I used my thunderbolt in Mexico without a data connection. Technically if you don't mind the space on the device, you can download entire maps of regions of the world so you don't need a data connection. In a vehicle, you should be able to get a lock decently (tunnels/parking garages will block your view).
I thought the GPS issue had been fixed in the Galaxy S II, do you think it hasn't?
Which downloadable maps do you use?
I was talking about the original Galaxy S phones... I have no idea for Galaxy S-II as I would never purchase or even look at one... it will never get updated, just "leaks" teased in front of your face that aren't 100% functional.
I use google maps. If you go into menu--more--labs you can pre-cache map area.
"To pre-cache an area of the map, long press on the center of the area you'd like to save, then tap on the bubble. Or go to 'More options' on a search result details page. Then select 'Pre-cache map area'"
Thanks for the info. Is it possible to download all of the UK for example using Google maps? When I set off on Monday I don't know where I will end up on Friday!
hmm... looks like It will only let me cache a 10-mile radius right now. When I was in Mexico City, I had the entire city cached and it was able to locate me in the middle of el bosque de chapultepec. I tried the united kingdom and that didn't pull up anything able to be cached, but "england" did.