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Garmin StreetPilot Navigation Now Available for iPhone

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Top message:  I hope Google puts out Navigation for iPhone soon. by EliteABombAZ   Jan 4, 2011, 9:39 AM

Replying to:  Re: I hope Google puts out Navigation for iPhone soon. by mangobeach   Jan 4, 2011, 9:53 AM

Re: I hope Google puts out Navigation for iPhone soon.

by WarriorProphet    Jan 4, 2011, 10:35 PM

Huh? The GPS hardware is not impingent on the software. If a standard GPS chip with satellite locking is available google nav uses it, and has since my q9c on windows mobile 6. On my Samsung epix it was accurate to within 10 feet within 30 seconds, and down to 3ft given a couple minutes to lock, and tracked better than any AT&T nav phone I've ever seen.

Actually AT&T/Navigon software only uses AGPS/cell towers on the majority of feature phones and many ATT smart phones.

Anyhow, Google nav will use satellites when available, GPS accuracy is a hardware/firmware attribute, not software.

As such if Google nav were available for the iphone as it is on Android phones then a $40 app would not get much play unless you needed Garmin API's for use with external devices, corporate software, etc.

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