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Google have just updated the Maps Application for Windows Mobile to Version 3.3.1. This version includes support for the HTC HD2 Digital Compass. So you can now see which way you are facing using the compass.

Once again I am without my HD2 today so I cannot test it yet, so let me know how you get on with it.

Head over to http://m.google.com/maps from your mobile browser to download it.

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Anyone worked out how to make the compass work?

i don't seem to get any directionality details up...

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Anyone worked out how to make the compass work?

i don't seem to get any directionality details up...

SF


I read somewhere that it doesn't work with GPS enabled, assuming this is the same version. The WM version doesn't have the concept of direction faced and direction travelled, so it shows direction faced when GPS is off and direction travelled when GPS is on.

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Yay works a treat... thanks for the update... its made my phone even better...

if you launch the compass, click the destination tab... and google maps loads... click on the ok button to close google maps and compass comes back up.

Edited by rand, 11 December 2009 - 07:12 PM.

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does any one know if the touch pro 2 or htc rhodium have the same hard ware capability ?

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does any one know if the touch pro 2 or htc rhodium have the same hard ware capability ?


No- the digital compass on the HD2 is a separate electomagnetic hardware device, independent of GPS and Cell Tower location.

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I8000 have a digital compass too, it work too?

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Here is a point by point comparison of key features for Google mobile maps and other mapping services: http://www.telenav.c...-vs-navigation/

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I read somewhere that it doesn't work with GPS enabled, assuming this is the same version. The WM version doesn't have the concept of direction faced and direction travelled, so it shows direction faced when GPS is off and direction travelled when GPS is on.


If you wish it to work with GPS enabled in google maps you need to change your gps settings in google from automatic to manual - COM4, Baud 57600

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Is it posibile that the digital compass works on my Samsung i900 Omnia? I put a new google maps ver 3.3.1. but I can not find the Compass on it. Whats is the problem?

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