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    Default Travel To Europe, Using GPS

    Last year I took my Bionic to Germany and Austria and used wifi for all my skyping and email.. but gps stunk..it could never lock the satelites... i read somewhere that it needs data or wifi for the gps to lock, is this true with the nexus? I am going in august back to austria.. would love to be able to use the gps
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    Default Re: Travel To Europe, Using GPS

    The GPS should work fine over there but the wifi/data part is to load the maps the phone uses to correlated your location. GPS only supplies the phone co-ordinance but no other data.
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    Our phones use a-gps... While it should work without a data connection, it helps to have it in order to get a faster lock.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS

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    i was in your boat and am happy to say that, while on my Droid X, GPS absolutely required a known wifi router in order to ultimately get a lock (and that was also sketchy), i had no trouble in Germany, Belgium and Holland this time with my gnex. and if you want to download maps to navigate, Sygic is a really good navigation application and worth the $50.
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    Default Re: Travel To Europe, Using GPS

    I am in Germany right now with no data and wifi turned off on my GNex to test it and it doesn't seem to want to work right now. I am not sure if it would be different with a wifi signal but in Germany (at least the area I am in) doesn't have much of free wifi at all. You would be better off just using a map to navigate and if you find wifi pay for a quick session to get map data and a location signal.

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