Same thing here in Atlanta the past few days on my wifes original droid.
My issue may not be the same as others are experiencing. #1 I'm not in NY and B) I never had the issue with the weather sending me to another country. Basically, whenever I tried to use the Google nav, I got the map with the "searching for GPS" message and it never did locate me by GPS. I tweeted the question/problem to VZW support and they had me do a soft reset (pull battery while phone is still on, wait 60 seconds, reinsert and power up). Seems to be working for now. We'll see how long it lasts.
Last edited by Caranator; 08-26-2011 at 11:06 AM.
Here it is, late September 2011, and my Droid X2 with Google Maps and Nav will lock "searching for gps" or just as bad, simply reboot the phone! It has been doing this since I bought it early summer 2011 (even before this Aug 2011 announcement).
I though Gingerbread would help, but it has not. I recently cleared most apps and cleaned the cache and SD card, but that did not correct it.
Today, travelling from Syracuse to Auburn, it rebooted my phone 3 times. Yesterday the phone rebooted in Liverpool heading towards the city of Syracuse and again in Syracuse.
So what is the problem? Software, hardware, momentary 3G drops or ?!? I was so mad this AM that I amost threw the POS out of my car window.
Does anyone have better luck with a different navigation app from the Market???