Google Maps on Droid vs. on BlackBerry

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  1. VYFX
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    My roommate has the BlackBerry Curve and I just picked up the Droid. Google Maps on his phone pinpoints his location to within 6 meters, however my Droid can only seem to pinpoint my location to approximately 600 meters. Is there a general reason for this or a way to increase its accuracy?

    While driving around we can use his phone as a live 'tracking' feature to tell exactly where we are on what street, but mine has such a large radius that navigation is virtually impossible with it other than to find out what 600 meter radius you're in.

    Thanks.
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    Sounds like you may have the GPS off and are using the triangluar celltower positioning.
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    Settings -> Locations & security -> Use GPS satellites (make sure the box has a green check mark)

    You're all set. It should take less than a minute to give you a very accurate GPS location.

    To verify that you are using GPS satellites, simply look at the top task bar. The GPS ion will show up once you open Google maps.
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    Without gps it said mine was accurate within 1600m (ouch) but with on it was accurate within 1m. GPS makes all the difference.
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    Yup, that did it. Turning the GPS on seemed to pinpoint my location to the inch, unbelievable.

    Thanks much.
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    I used the Nav app for the first time tonight. All I can say is OMG. Glad you got it resolved too :icon_ banana:
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    Big Brother is watching!