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Google Maps w/ Nav vs. Navigator?
I see that the Atrix has Google Maps pre-loaded. I assume it comes with Navigation. Does AT&T charge extra for this functionality, as with AT&T Navigator, or can we just use Google Maps with Navigation.
Sorry for the noob question...new to Android, and always loved having Google Maps on my E71x.
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I've been using AT&T Navigator with my Blackberry because - obviously - there is no turn-by-turn navigation through Google Maps on the Crapberry. That $9.99/month was rough, but it worked well and it was better than buying a separate GPS while I waited to switch to Android.
I have no intention of paying for that now, and as far as I know there's no reason to. Google Maps turn-by-turn is quite good (despite being beta, although we know how Google uses the beta term for years on end) and best of all its free.
AT&T Navigator will probably be one of the first crapware apps I remove from my Atrix.
@SirGeorge: With AT&T navigator you need to have cell service for the maps, and when you first start it up. But it will guide you with basic instructions via GPS even if you lose cell service on your route. Not sure how Google Maps handles that.
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CoPilot Live 8 is my choice. The North American Map is about 1.5 GB to download, but you can also download state by state I believe. There is turn by turn and other continent maps as well. If you get the directions from Google Navigation (while you have an active data connection (Wifi or Mobile), they will stay loaded until you exit Navigation or grossly deviate from the indicated route. FYI it's not that much data transferred for the directions in Google Navigator.
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Another point to check with a new phone - does Google maps shows an accurate location? And set up a route to somewhere near.
My phone location was accurate, so I set up a route to a local drug store which was in the POI. It routed me to a home 1 mile away!
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