Few who close to me knows that I’m their personal navigator and even call me all the way from Singapore to get a direction + live guidance over the phone. Few who even more close to me knew that, God-willing, I could remember a path even I just venture on it just once.
But for today, I just want to test Samsung Galaxy S as a Navigator. And here are the video of N-Drive for Android.
Don’t worry, the cables are not-used cable and glad I don’t need to shelf out few bucks to buy a car-dock, or few bucks to rempit to rent dock from my friend. Now that’s cheapskate :p
I’ve found out that since Samsung Galaxy S screen is freakingly huge + awesome brightness, it is a kudos to run a Navigator program in this phone. I’ve tried navigating with Nokia N93, but yeah the screen were so small. iPhone.. screen small a little bit and Tom-Tom are not available in Malaysia.
So I’ve downloaded few Android Apps. Up until this moment, if I’m not mistaken Google Maps Navigation Beta are not available for Malaysia. So I’ve downloaded Waze & N-Drive
Waze is a community driven maps. It will record where you g and share the route with you. While it’s free, the problem is that since user mapping the road, the roads not taken, will not available for routing. However turn-by-turn voice guidance are available, provided that someone map that area already. POI are not available as users need to submit it, and share it.
Best thing, you could see other users avatar and scoreboard. They have scoreboard system for ones that map a lot.
N-Drive is, I must said, most extensive that I’ve discovered yet. They even have 3D view of certain recognizable building. Turn-by-turn voice guidance and POI. Just that you need to pay 20Euro for Malaysia + Singapore + Brunei maps.
The 3D view of KLCC
I’ve saw Nokia Maps. This is some sort like them. Maybe they’re the ones behind the official maps afterall.
By the way, this is the setup of my recording inside Anubis, the car.
My old phone charger cable become the lock. It is disturbing but it did the job. But I think it’s still viewable, and talkable
And this is how I place the tripod. Not even balance. Kepit-ted by the seats hahaha. At least less vibration than holding it.
That’s all for now. I’ve took another 4-minute HD video recording and will post about it later. Stay tuned for more review about Samsung Galaxy S