Motorola Abandoning Google Location Services for Skyhook
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As Motorola continues to pump out dozens of new Android-based devices throughout 2010, the company has seemingly turned its back on Google for one of its mainstay services, location. Today, Motorola announced that it will no longer be using Google Location Services, but instead will turn to the private startup Skyhook Wireless for this function. The reasoning is not quite clear, but Motorola believes that Skyhook's hybrid positioning technology is far superior to what Google has implemented natively in Android. We wonder how this will affect the use of Google Maps on upcoming Motorola devices, and if this will hinder ...
And on that note, we at DroidBlog are interested in your opinions of Google’s Location Services. What are the problems that you have seen with them? How would you like these services improved in the future? Do you think it is a smart move by Motorola to break away from Google here?
Navigation & Directions????
I have a lot of trouble getting from a point on the map to getting directions to it in the map application. When you ask for directions, it loses the point you had illustrated on the map and you end up with two blanks to fill in, where you are and where you want to go. What is the point of a voice search if you cant go there?
The voice search application is awesome but I hate having to write down the address I find and then input it into the directions "To" box while I'm driving down the road.
The droid gets quite warm when using the GPS for navigation.