Sprint Navigation Severely slow to load address compared to PRE and other phones
I use to love Sprint navigation cause it was so super fast on the PRE and every other phone I ever had however ever since I came to android using the EVO and EPIC, on both these phones when I load Sprint Nav it takes forever to log in and than when you put an address and it says getting route it literally goes one percent at a time n takes FOREVER to load n by that time its too late if your driving, what cripples it on these phones as compared to every other sprint phone?
- 10-03-2010, 02:55 PM #2
- 10-03-2010, 05:33 PM #4
Yea I noticed this just now... when I first got my Epic sprint nav was a lot snappier it finds results fast but once u need to navigate its 1% at a time wierd. I think it just needs to be optimized for the Epic I think updates will come just like on the Pre to fix this!
- 10-03-2010, 06:21 PM #6
- 10-03-2010, 06:26 PM #7
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Have you tried running other geographic apps, such as Google Maps? Or tried utilities GPS Test or GPS Status?
If it is the GPS, we are awaiting a fix from Samsung and Sprint. Meanwhile, there is a workaround.
No its not an epic issue and its not blazing fast on the EVO, I have tried it on 14 different EVOs new and used, and again im specifically talking about the time it takes when it says "getting route"..
Further more google nav works just fine and super fast so I know this is specific to Sprint Nav on Android or at least these two phones
- 10-03-2010, 06:48 PM #9
I haven't used sprint nav since i had the pre... and even then, it was useless cause it used up more energy than you could charge with the car charger. You couldn't use maps after one of the updates because it took like 5 minutes to load... just aweful. I don't miss that featureless piece of crap at all.
- 10-03-2010, 08:36 PM #10
- 10-03-2010, 09:29 PM #11
- 10-04-2010, 10:00 PM #12
I too have noticed that it's a bit slower to boot up and load routes on my Epic, but I guess I just attributed it to the GPS acquisition... I loved me so Sprint Nav on my Pre and had high hopes for it on the Epic with the snapper GPU and bigger screen, but I find myself using Google Nav (or whatever it's called) more nowadays..."It’s only after we have lost everything that we are free to do anything…"
HTC Touch --> Samsung Instinct --> HTC Touch Pro --> Palm Pre --> Epic 4G
- 10-04-2010, 11:47 PM #13
- 10-05-2010, 05:18 AM #14