I'm pretty new to Android phone and functions. I just purchased the Droid X (very happy BTW) and was really attracted to the Google Mapping and Navigation integration as advertised. Went on a 2 hour trek to visit a buddy out in the country, and all of a sudden, the map started disappearing in chunks as I got closer to his destination, and all that was left was my blinking blue triangle, no map, and no turn help... lol
I'm assuming that you have to be within the 3G network(I'm a Verizon customer) or any other providers data network in order for everything to work properly with the mapping at least, since nothing seems to be pre-populated or anyway to pre-populate a route and store it.
I also notice that the GPS is pretty weak IMO, especially in buildings, even near large windows and sometimes tree cover (hiking this weekend).
So long story short, is there anyway to boost the GPS reception or signal at all? I'm more concerned with driving and keeping a reliable Navand Map function. I've seen some other forums like BB and iPhone suggesting tethering with an external Bluetooth GPS devices, etc... I don't even know if that would apply here though.
Is there some sort of device out that would boost your voice/data/GPS all in one in your vehicle? Like a USB plug in deal?
I'm a Weekend Road Warrior and hit some remote locations and would hate to rely on this feature only to be left high and dry with a Blue Triangle and white grid...
Thanks all and I hope I posted this in the right area.