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Old 10-05-2016, 19:25   #16
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They have an android version on their website and its on Google play.
Or at least did when I installed it.
No OpenCPN for android isn't on the opencpn.org site, looks like some company ripped them and are selling it! not cool!
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Old 10-05-2016, 20:18   #17
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Don't these built in GPS tablets need to be in range of telecoms to function..??
Boatman, my understanding is that most contain a GPS chip which allows them to geo-locate out of range of telecom signals (ie. anywhere on planet). They may use triangulation between cell towers to speed up things, but only do this when the mobile signals are present.
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Old 10-05-2016, 20:43   #18
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Don't these built in GPS tablets need to be in range of telecoms to function..??
No. Tablets with built in GPS should not require connectivity - my 4 year old Lenovo doesn't.

I'm interested in suggestions for Android tablets because the battery in mine is flakey and not worth replacing. I run Navionics on it, as well as various other apps so not wanting to change platforms.
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No.

My old Motorola Xoom and newer Samsung tablet and phone all work fine with Navionics and several other GPS apps in the middle of the Coral Sea.
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Don't these built in GPS tablets need to be in range of telecoms to function..??
No, at lest none I've used. Need internet connection to download/update program and charts, but the GPS is totally independent.
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No OpenCPN for android isn't on the opencpn.org site, looks like some company ripped them and are selling it! not cool!
Actually it is. I just looked. There is a download link on the "News" tab.
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Thanks for the info guys.. much appreciated..
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