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How do I load POI files onto an Android phone ?

 

I have a Samsung Moment running Android 2.1. I now use this in place of my Nuvi 350. I find it a far better solution for me. I NEVER use the visual maps on the GPSr or the phone, only the text to speech. Since the only thing I miss is the red light camera warnings I am wondering is there way to load the POI file to the phone?

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According to Google, not

According to the following link on Google's support site, not through KML, but through external programs that support Android.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google%20Mobile/thread...

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how do you get a GPS running

how do you get a GPS running on it on the go ? did garmin release a gmobile xt for android yet ? or do you use an online google maps or something ?

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

Android has Google Maps

Android has Google Maps Mobile as an app. Unlike Google Mobile for Pocket PC-based smartphones, Google Maps Mobile for Android provides spoken directions.

The closest approach Garmin has made to an Android app is...an entire phone. Their T-Mobile phone runs an old version of Android, but has a nice Garmin-designed interface as well as Garmin mapping.

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Google Maps

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

Android has Google Maps Mobile as an app. Unlike Google Mobile for Pocket PC-based smartphones, Google Maps Mobile for Android provides spoken directions.

The closest approach Garmin has made to an Android app is...an entire phone. Their T-Mobile phone runs an old version of Android, but has a nice Garmin-designed interface as well as Garmin mapping.

Yes Google Maps is an app that comes standard on the phone, a Samsung Moment, and it is wonderful. Text to speech. VERY accurate and I like it much better than the GPSr.

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

As a secondary device they

As a secondary device they do the job well enough. However, I prefer dedicated GPS units because they do one thing and they do it well, rather than trying to be a jack of all trades and ending up being master of none.

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