Android GPS News, Apps, Devices and Rumors
Android GPS applications are one of the most sought after by the users of Android phones and tablets. This is not surprising considering the impact of the GPS technology and devices in the last years.
GPS on mobile phones is nothing new, Nokia was the frontrunner in this field. Certain Nokia mobiles were equipped with GPS years ago and they were quite popular. On the other hand a navigation giant Garmin also produced a Garmin Phone called nuvifone which naturally sported Garmin navigation.
With the arrival of Android and the impact it has on the market of mobile devices everyone is looking for the best Android GPS application. But before we deal with applications, we should say a word or two about Android devices.
Devices that support Android GPS
There are two major types of Android devices available at the market today, mobile phones and tablet computers. What they have in common of course is the operating system Android. There are different versions of Android OS that is regularly updated and usually when the new version is available for the specific device, it can be updated easily with a touch of a button. Why is this important? Because new version of OS can bring you new features and options which may also be useful for Android GPS applications.
You can use GPS on any Android device that has a GPS receiver built in. Just check the specifications of your phone or tablet. If you have a bit older device, you may not have it built in, but the majority of new tablets and mobile phones with Android have it.
Android GPS applications
If your device has GPS built in, you are good to go. Now you have to decide which application to use. Chances are that your Android mobile phone or tablet computer will already have some GPS application preinstalled. Sometimes it will be a demo version that you can test for a limited time but sometimes it will be a full working version. If you are satisfied with it, than you are ok and can stop reading.
If you do not have a preinstalled application or you are not satisfied with it, you just need to go to Android Market and type into the search box “navigation”, “GPS” or something similar and you will be presented with a number of hits. All you need to do is check whether your device is supported by the manufacturer of the particular application that you want to use. There are pretty good chances it is. But if it is not, there are a number of other applications that you can use for GPS navigation.
Truth be told, most of the GPS applications are free to test but you have to pay a certain amount of money to use it with all features and for more than a few days. We know firsthand that it can be hard to choose the best Android GPS application for you and we will be reviewing them in the next posts to help you out.
* John, who reviewed Google Maps Navigation for us, now also sent us his review of the iGO app. Enjoy! iGO Android GPS app was praised by a friend of mine as an excellent solution for Android gps navigation. As I was looking to upgrade from the Google Maps Navigation I decided to give … [Read More...]
* A regular visitor of Android GPS, John, has shared his experience with Google Maps Navigation on his Android phone. We're sure you'll find it very useful and enlightening. I'm a casual user of GPS navigation tools: I don't need it on a daily basis but I find it very useful now and … [Read More...]
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