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Old 06-14-2011, 06:00 PM
Jason Lee
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Default GoogleGoogle Says ByeBye To TomTom

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://phandroid.com/2011/06/08/rumor-google-maps-to-get-true-offline-navigation-soon/' target='_blank'>http://phandroid.com/2011/06/08/rum...avigation-soon/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"TomTom, NDRIVE, CoPilot and Garmin have all just collectively cowered in fear as rumor has it Google is set to provide true offline navigation this summer. A player inside the Dutch telecom industry apparently reveal as much to All About Phones, a Dutch site focused on mobile."</em></p><p><img height="268" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1308067694.usr206.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="550" /></p><p>I've not used stand-alone GPS software since I got my Nexus One. 99% of the places I travel have wireless service so I haven't really needed off-line maps. I have to say though, the ability to use Google Maps for navigation while off the grid will be awesome! No clue if this will just be some massive&nbsp;caching or if there will be an option to download all of Google's map data to your SD card. Either way I am excited. The route caching added in the last big update was wonderful for those trips that always manage to have a dead section of road or two but fill blown off-line map access will be wonderful. Alas, poor TomTom. I knew him well.&nbsp;</p>
 
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