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    Default what is this gps good for?

    other than giving directions, can the gps be used in other apps, such as meeting people closeby, showing people where i am at at that moment, etc?
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    yes, if you have the internet its just like how it works with the phone.
    Last edited by still1; 02-02-2013 at 08:19 AM.
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    so other than giving directions, what else is this gps in nexus good for?
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    I have banking apps that will tell you the nearest branch location without needing to ask your current location. It will use the gps by default.

    Weather apps will use to give you conditions at your current location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preppystud View Post
    so other than giving directions, what else is this gps in nexus good for?
    Great for travelling & using apps such as Aroundme & tripadvisor.
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    It's used for all sorts of things the main thing is your location so apps can tell where you are e.g. Local tells you where loads of things are close by, IMDB will show local cinema's and so on. Very useful.

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    Plus it saves a ton of cash in satilite time alone for the CIA while keeping taps on you....
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    All these apps can also use your WiFi location. Though that isn't as accurate as GPS, it's close enough. And unless you have a 3G Nexus 7, you'll need to be hooked up to a WiFi signal for most of these apps to work anyway. And if you're using WiFi, then you're more likely inside than outside. And if you're inside, the GPS won't work, so you're stuck using WiFi for location anyway. In the end, though these other reasons for GPS use are valid, for a WiFi-only N7 they're a bit impractical under most circumstances. Yes, if you don't have WiFi available but still want to use GPS, you could tether the N7 to your phone. But if you have a phone capable of that, wouldn't you use the app on your phone instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by preppystud View Post
    so other than giving directions, what else is this gps in nexus good for?
    lots of folks use the GPS logging apps to show where they have been and plan where they are going on walkabouts --- and GPS is global in reach while WiFi only works locally - close to a router source kinda device and not too many of those in the boonies....
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    Default Re: what is this gps good for?

    what mjkerney wrote is kind of true, i have a real gps, it seems that it takes a long time to get a gps signal when i am inside. i have not tried it inside of many buildings, so i don't know if it is true for all gps.

    so if that is true, does the gps in the nexus 7 get better signals inside buildings?
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    Default Re: what is this gps good for?

    I have used mine as a full satnav in the car, and on foot.
    There are some satnav apps that do not need WiFi to work, even the standard maps app lets you download for offline use.
    I have also successfully used mine tethered to a phone over WiFi.

    I have heard that some people have built mounts in their cars, so they use it as satnav and for in car entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preppystud View Post
    other than giving directions, can the gps be used in other apps, such as meeting people closeby, showing people where i am at at that moment, etc?
    There's another thread about the GPS already that has some useful info. BTW, what app do you use to "meet people closeby" ??
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post2552883
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    Quote Originally Posted by preppystud View Post
    so other than giving directions, what else is this gps in nexus good for?
    I use a realtor app that shows me where houses are for sale in my city.

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