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Old 17th November 2011, 22:30   #331
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that's Android 2.3.5 (Nexus One OS) running on HTC HD2 (which used to run WinMo 6.5 Pro).

btw, i've been facing a issue with Waze since i installed it yesterday. while running all of a sudden Waze just does a CTD (crash to desktop). i've to reopen it to use it again.
I was running 2.3.7 for a while. Decided to go back to Froyo mod, that's the stablest mod i've seen so far. Overclocked at 1.0 Ghz working fine. My waze used to crash a while ago on 3G, on gingerbread. A lot of navigation apps, including google maps used to CTD on custom roms. Froyo mod is the only one with everything working fine. Yeah the HD2 is a fine machine, interesting you got rid of winmo 6.5!

PS: Just for kicks, I installed windows 95 on my droid the other day! It's so much fun to run! Its emulating though, I just shut down to return to android.
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I have used Waze a lot and quite religiously too. I have also been a active area manager for various areas, but somehow the sweet spot is just not here.

No doubt waze is extremely promising, improving a lot and working hard but here are the hard points:
1) Seems since long months now Waze is still doing catchup with server updates of routes, edits etc. Almost weekly we still get update that oh we are one month back, but catching up fast and trying to find causes. Major Major setback to me to see that the service is still not scalable enough to be able to manage the load at the moment

2) Not enough people around even in places such as Gurgaon and Indirapurm!

Recently Google Maps Navigation is actually working great for me! Though I miss Waze's hope of community driven driving experience, complete with traffic based estimates
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I have tried Google Maps, Waze, Navfree, OVI Maps, MMI Sygic so far

By far Waze is the best free app out there. The UI may not have the pizzazz of some of the other competitors, but is a bare bones software app that works well. The community feature is a great bonus!

But of late, I have stuck to Google Maps. The latest update has done away with many of the technical glitches that I experienced in the previous versions (I have a Galaxy R on gingerbread). It is accurate and catches the GPS lock fairly quickly

Waze is my go to tool when I absolutely need voice

Sygic MMI - too many spelling mistakes so at times it is impossible to search for places. Very quirky UI. Guzzles battery

Ovi Maps - decent software but the phone is junk

Navfree - forget about it. The only saving point is the option to Google search
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I am not sure whether some one else has noticed this. In waze, I am seeing many places being marked as Pondichery. For some reason, my waze shows multiple areas with title Pondichery.
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I am not sure whether some one else has noticed this. In waze, I am seeing many places being marked as Pondichery. For some reason, my waze shows multiple areas with title Pondichery.
yes there are plenty of Pondicherrys in Bangalore Very weird thing to pop up in a GPS app
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Sygic MMI - too many spelling mistakes so at times it is impossible to search for places. Very quirky UI. Guzzles battery
FYI, Sygic MMI does have google search and spellings are pretty good. The issue props up when you want to go somewhere and figure out the spelling through the pronunciation you know, which needless to say is not always accurate.
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FYI, Sygic MMI does have google search and spellings are pretty good. The issue props up when you want to go somewhere and figure out the spelling through the pronunciation you know, which needless to say is not always accurate.
Well the way Bangalore roads and locations are named leaves a lot to desire. The spelling is just plain wrong for many places whereas Google maps and OVI are spot on. So I can't locate something even if I know the correct spelling. Which is why I found Sygic to be frustrating - it is incredibly detailed yet usability is a problem
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Well the way Bangalore roads and locations are named leaves a lot to desire. The spelling is just plain wrong for many places whereas Google maps and OVI are spot on. So I can't locate something even if I know the correct spelling. Which is why I found Sygic to be frustrating - it is incredibly detailed yet usability is a problem
I didn't consider that.
If you have an iPhone, you can integrate google maps with any navigation software.
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I installed Waze on my Samsung Galaxy Ace+ (Android 2.3) and its works pretty well. Shows the vehicle speed and road names etc. but needs data connection (internet) for navigation (turn by turn navi).

How does one use this app without an internet connection (or even gsm connectivity) while on the move?
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I installed Waze on my Samsung Galaxy Ace+ (Android 2.3) and its works pretty well. Shows the vehicle speed and road names etc. but needs data connection (internet) for navigation (turn by turn navi).

How does one use this app without an internet connection (or even gsm connectivity) while on the move?
Adi - you need internet connectivity if you need the area maps to load otherwise you'll just have your car on blank page

also, those niceties like speed, automatic zoom and 3D maps are best disabled else it will cause your phone to hang.
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Will this Waze thingy work on a phone with lesser specifications, like say, on a HTC Explorer?
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Will this Waze thingy work on a phone with lesser specifications, like say, on a HTC Explorer?
You could give it a try. Worst case your phone will hang. Btw, make sure nothing else is running in the background. In the older versions (that I've used on Android) it starts off fine but as time passes it becomes unresponsive. I hope the newer ones are much stable.
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You could give it a try. Worst case your phone will hang. Btw, make sure nothing else is running in the background. In the older versions (that I've used on Android) it starts off fine but as time passes it becomes unresponsive. I hope the newer ones are much stable.

Thanks for the quick response, IronHawk!!

I also have one small question. If suppose, we start voice navigation in the confines of the city, where I have cell reception, and then drive to some rural area where my operator has no coverage (and hence no Internet connectivity), will the app then stop navigating?

I mean, its when we go to places where we don't know the routes that we depend on the navigation app.
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Thanks for the quick response, IronHawk!!

I also have one small question. If suppose, we start voice navigation in the confines of the city, where I have cell reception, and then drive to some rural area where my operator has no coverage (and hence no Internet connectivity), will the app then stop navigating?

I mean, its when we go to places where we don't know the routes that we depend on the navigation app.
When you give the destination for voice navigation, Waze checks the best possible route and loads the route in memory. Even though you lose data network the voice navigation should work (if you're sticking to the directions provided). You'll face problems when you deviate from the route and Waze has to reroute. This requires data network, so you might face problems here.
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I've a problem; I started using Waze again a few days back and I'm trying to disable the pop-up reports, but it just won't go away. I disabled it in the Settings and restarted it, but that didn't solve the problem. I'm using Waze on iPhone.

Suggestions?
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