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    Default Navigation on Samsung Omnia

    I have problems getting used to the Route 66 software on my Samsung Omnia (i900), since I used a tomtom navigator on my previous WM-phone (TT 5.2). I was thinking of installing TomTom again on my omnia too, but read somewhere that Tomtom-navigation on omnia could be sluggish and slow sometimes.

    That's why I started this thread.

    What navigation software works best on the Omnia?

    I'm thankful for all help I can get...

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    Maybee my question already has been discussed and that's why nobody is interested in helping me.
    But I actually did try the search-function before I posted, so if I've missed something I'd appreciate som help or a link to a older thread discussing different navigation software's on Samsung Omnia.

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    Hi snubble, I have S8300 also wanted to know how to use the GPS. Pls anyone pls help us!!

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    I have been using TOMTOM 5.2 a couple of years and understand pretty well how to use a gps-navigator. My problem is that I have problems getting used to Route 66. Right now I'm trying Igo8 and have to admitt it's quite impressing since it gets contact with the satellites faster than route 66, and even from inside my house!!!

    It's still not as intuitiv to plott a route as tomtom, but that could just be me not used to Igo8.

    Maybe Igo8 will feel just as intuitiv as tomtom if I just get used to it.

    The problem I have now is that my Igo8-navigator not speaks swedish with me, and that it doesn't support turning my omnia from portrait-mode to landscape-mode. The picture in the display doesn't recalculate for the change in orientation?

    It's not a problem as long as I don't change the orientation of my omnia, but it feels like a considerable bummer!

    I'll be back with more info on my progress in finding a good navigator for my Omnia...

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    Today I tried the Igo8 navigator on the road for the first time.

    It didn't do to well!

    First of all it got my position all wrong! It missed my actual position with about 600 km!!!

    After a while the navigator actually found my correct position, but after plotting a new route, when driving on a highway for a couple of minutes the displaye dimmed.

    I know I read somewhere that the dimming of the display was a smart energy-saving function, but the navigator never "woke up" my omnia when I arrived at the first roundabout!?

    When I tried to revive my omnia manually, by pressing the optical mouse-button (in the middle), the display lit up again, but in the same time, the navigator lost contact with the satellites???

    At least for a while...

    In other words....

    ...Right now the future for Igo8 in my omnia does NOT look to bright!

    Even Route66 worked better, even though I didn't like the UI...

    I wonder what navigator I should try next time?

    ...Any suggestions?

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    That's it!

    Igo8 is now officially uninstalled on my omnia. It was annoying that it didn't support changing from portrait-mode to landscape mode, it was also annoying that it looses connection with the satellites when I "wake up" the phone after dimming the display, but the fact that my Omnia went nuts with lots of mysterious error-messages tipped the scale over. Route 66 works, even though I'm not used to it, so it looks like I just have to get used to it....

    Now I'm just hoping that my problems with those mysterious error-messages is solved by uninstalling Igo8 (I'm not so sure about this )...

    Anyway, it saves me some memory, not running two separate navigation-systems (in fact I still have 3 different navigation-systems on the omnia)
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    I had igo8 on my omnia too and had the same problem of loosing connection with the satellites. i had route66 on my previous phone but lost it. i'm trying to install route66 again on my omnia. mine is WM6.1 and CE5.2. any suggestions.

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    Thanks man !!!! Really good one.

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    have you tried Garmin?
    Few samsung omnia users here , hard to have replies to your questions
    If you try garmin and need help post in request thread please
    or now try this
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    You have to navigate to get to the good.
    Nuvi1250/Nuvi 34xx/Nuvi 2200/Nuvi 66/Oregon 600/Galaxy S5 MM 6.0.1/TomTom GO/iGO Nextgen Avic,Basar,Isr.Gift/Navigon
    Please don't flood my pm box with questions you can post on forum!! You won't hear back from me.

 

 

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