Anyone know how Lenovo will support map updates for A1 GPS?

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  1. tonyp

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    Having a built in GPS sounds great, but is there any indication of what maps are used, and how updates will be supported?
     
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    According to c|net the A1 uses the "Navdroyd global map database". Maps
     
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    Be aware that the limited functionality Navdroyd app that comes on the A1 only allows one map at a time to be loaded, so only one state/province allowed. I upgraded to the full version on the market for $6.93 which allows multiple maps. Haven't tried out the navigation yet but the maps look pretty good.
     
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    OP. Lenovo probably won't. Since the tablet app that does the GPS off line is just a freebe thrown in by them and NavDroid.
    As ScooterCat pointed out the app has limited function. I am going to try to test it today and it NavDroid works well enough I will probably buy it for my Toshiba Thrive.
     
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    Well. Tried the NavDroid app Saturday and not impressed. However the ND app that comes on the tablet is a limited version so it may not be capable of everything that the pay version is. But what I used was nothing compared to the Navigator app that you see on this tablet and on Android phones.
    Had to use a MiFi device to use the Google Navigator but the NavDroid app was useless for anything but a live map. It showed me where I was on the road but did nothing to direct me to where I needed to go.
     

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