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Motorola Android tablet


kimtrnc

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Just taken the plunge and bought a Motorola tablet. I have, of course, done as much research as possible, but I am still VERY new to this sort of computing. For the technically minded (that's all of you isn't it?)I would be glad of any tricks or shortcuts. At the moment I can sync my tablet with Google and play with a few apps, but could really do with some kind advice in order to become a TABLET MASTER!

Main aim is how to use the tab as a satnav - does that need wi=fi, or 3G, and if so, do I need to have to pay for a data package? Thanks for all and any help! kimig1

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Strawballs

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As far as the sat nav that will depend on Motorola, did they install one. My daughter has Samsung Android phone that has one a full working one built in and my wife has a Sony Android phone that does not.

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Ian in Northampton

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The slightly bigger issue with satnav isn't so much whether an app is installed - it's whether the device has GPS. Without it, satnav is somewhat unreliable... ;-) And if it does, and if you have an appropriate app (I'm fairly certain Google Maps can do it, but you would need to download the text-to-speech app) then yes, you'll probably need some kind of data package, I would think.

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Woolwell

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Is it a xoom? If so it does have AGPS. It will need wifi to plan the route and ideally GPRS (data) during a trip see this

Surprised you bought it without checking.

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