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Old 03-08-2012, 10:26   #16

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Re: new android tablet! Nexus s 7 in tablet

Google, often refuses to comment or admit errors. As demonstrated about a year ago when the mayor of (?)Sunrise, Florida (a small town near FLL with a major league stadium and other features) finally went on TV because he'd spent two years trying to reach Google to let them know, GMaps was sending folks hours away to the west coast when they asked for directions to his town.

Samsung, OTOH, actually lies about them. They released the Captivate about two years ago, with the code for the AGPS functions pointing to a server that had been shut down. Ooops. Then said they had issued a software update which corrected the problem. But, still was coded to the same server that didn't exist. Last I'd heard they were over six months into public criticism and at least two software patches, but none of the announced patches actually cured the problem. I can't say I'm impressed by their customer service or their, ah, attention to detail.

Garmin may occassionally be hard to work with, and their attitude about maps errors (Oh, you found one? Thanks, send it in to us. No, we won't send you a corrected map, that's your problem.) is really insulting. But at least they seem a little more concerned with making a product that works, or fixing it if it doesn't.

I try to keep remembering that technology today all comes back to the joke about the talking dog. The miracle is, that the dog talks at all.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53   #17
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Re: new android tablet! Nexus s 7 in tablet

I have the Nexus 7 Android 4.. I bought because my old laptop was getting dated and I wanted to try new technology. I particularly like the compact size and ease of taking it along. It will easily fit in a larger style cargo pocket or a jacket pocket.

I found this thread. I never even guessed this could be a chart plotter. I do not have any wi fi connection or cell plan. You can download free maps and the GPS will sync so I get a basic, free road map program that will work without any type of connection.

The last post here was a time ago so what have you learned? What apps are working for navigation on the water? What are the best sea nav map programs? How would you get someone like me who is not tech savvy set up? My primary goal is the Caribbean for now. I am fully willing to be your test subject on any issue regarding this unit. Just ask! I did figure out how to wipe it clean and restore to factory settings so I am fearless.

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