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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2010-06-10, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Google Navigation in Canada

Google navigation is now available in Canada on Android 1.6 and higher. I tried it on my nexus one and it works!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2010-06-10, 02:58 PM
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Anyone know if this is coming to the iPhone?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 2010-06-10, 09:26 PM
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I tried it on my Nexus One on the drive home and it does work really well but boy does it suck the battery power!

When I left the office the battery was at 65% and by the time I got home it was at 35% after about a 35 minute drive. Definitely and application to run while connected to an external power source.

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any sense of how much bandwidth it consumes? I assume it's more effiecient than streaming data, but then again ...
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I didn't think to check that but as it turns out my data billing cycle re-started on Monday and when I checked this morning I was only at 11MB so it's doesn't look like it was too bad considering I had been doing other stuff on the phone.

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One thing that I love on my Smartphone is the ability to have the whole North American map on my smartphone. With the built-in GPS and my Garmin GPS navigation software, I am pretty much self sufficient for navigation. No data consumption required to be downloaded. Less battery consumption as well as its not needing to download maps to update each time.

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