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What happens when you're using Google Navigator and the telephone rings?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by bazeven, Nov 1, 2009.

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    I plan to pick up this phone Friday, but have not seen an answer to this question. If I'm going down the road with Google Navigator leading the way - what happens when the phone rings? Can you use the speakerphone and the Droid continue to lead the way?
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    I heard that Verizon's network can't do data and voice at the same time. I suspect if you get a call while using navigation you will have to choose one or another. The only networks that can do voice and data are TMobile and ATT.

    :mad:

    Does anybody else have experience with smartphones on Verizon's network?
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    google naviagator will cache up the route while it will suspend the data but keep tracking using the GPS.... i found a video on this give me a few min ill post it...
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    here you go.... starting just after 4:35 he shows how it handles the navigation while a call comes in....

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    Thanks, will save that for study again once I have the phone....exciting stuff.:icon_ lala:
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    i figured the phone call would take precidence...its kinda nice it auto resumes the tracking after the call is over though....very cool
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    I ended up buying a dedicated GPS because of that with the Storm. In the city it work fine, as long as no one called you. But when I got out of the 3G network in the Hills of the Carolina's, I lost all access to the online maps. As a Nav device the Storm was useless up there. I will always carry a GPS unit as a back up if I ever find myself on that kind of trip again. It really sucked having to go back to the old paper maps :blink: Aren't we all so spoiled by the tech we have come to love. :icon_ lala:

    But as the video shows, no matter what the Droid Can DO, it is Primarily a Phone.
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    Yea it is a limitation of the network. Maybe a standalone for those special trips is the best idea
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    Good find! :icon_ peace:
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    good thing about android you can get co pilot and download the maps to your sd card for those trips where service may be an issue
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    I am hoping for a GarminXT version for Android for use in areas without good cell coverage. I have been using this on my Windows Mobile devices for some time, and it is really good.

    Alan
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    :icon_ banana: Now this sounds like a plan for those of us who are on the road often !!! :icon_ banana:​
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    Ratchetjaw,

    Can you explain "co-pilot"?

    Does it allow you to create a route off line and then load it into the Droid?

    That's one feature I like with Mapsource and Garmin, sometimes I prefer to create my own path to a destination rather than the canned version.

    Ron W.
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    That is correct the CDMA network technology Verizon uses cant do voice and data at the same time.

    I cant believe iPhone aren't coming back with a comeback that the GSM network has this basic functionality.



    Cheers,
    Dean
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    Here is a little more info on CoPilot live

    In many ways it looks like a regular GPS unit, just loaded to your phone.

    Plus it is only $34.99 in the Android Market CoPilot
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