Dell Streak to get offline Google navigation?


I can’t speak for everyone else here on StreakSmart, but I know I use my Dell Streak as a GPS unit practically every day. If you use this function as much as I do, then you are all too familiar with how annoying it is when you’re trying to load up some directions only to have the app stall while trying to download your route.

It seems that this issue will soon be a thing of the past, with Dutch site All About Phones reporting that Google Navigation is slotted to receive offline navigation later this summer. This news can't be making anyone in the business of GPS units happy—like Engadget so eloquently put it, "it's tough to compete with free"—but it probably sounds like sweet music to everyone else's ears.

No word yet on what Android version will be required, but at least we know there’s some GingerStreak in our future!

[All About Phones via Engadget]
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Brett Kaminski

Brett Kaminski is a former contributor at StreakSmart, which was merged into Pocketables in 2012.

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