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| | New Google Maps, GPS, and backlight
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Hey all, First BBforum post, so bear with me.
Just got GoogleMaps 4.0.1 for my Curve 8530. I am pleased to report that GPS tracking finally works!
Of course it will never be as good as spoken turn-by-turn GPS for driving, but it is free and has a lot of accessible info.
I've seen a lot of people complain about the backlight turning off. If you are moving and have centered the location on yourself (press 0) it won't turn off. For stop-and-go trips, set the timeout to 2 minutes and you should be OK. If you are still unsatisfied, there are 3rd party apps that keep the backlight on.
My phone didn't come with a car charger. I am pleased to see that you can get one on Ebay for around $5 plus shipping.
So, does anyone have a better, free, alternative to GoogleMaps for GPS in the car?