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Palm Pre Plus

Reports are surfacing regarding the Palm Pre Plus' inability to use GPS in Google Maps.

Given Verizon's history when it comes to making VZ Navigator the mandatory GPS option, an original theory was that they locked it down.  This isn't likely, as late-model devices such as the DROID and Droid Eris have no issue utilizing Google Maps.  A reported fix included turning off Google Services, then power-cycling the GPS, though other reports found that a battery pull solved the issue.  The rumored problem seems to center around the GPS unit going to sleep to preserve battery life. 

What's more, customers are reporting that the GPS is often inaccurate, with results coming in at up to a half mile away from the actual location.  I'm sure that's frustrating for Pre Plus owners - I can just imagine the comments.  "Sorry honey, I was trying to get to the place you wanted me to go, but I ended up in a field!"

I've reached out to Verizon and haven't heard anything just yet - as soon as I do, I'll post an update here.  Palm Pre Plus owners, how's your GPS treating you?  Let us know in the comments!

Via Electronista, PreCentral


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