Google maps my location and the HTC Mogul 6800

November 29, 2007

Well, Google released version 2 of their mobile Google maps, you can find the download link here. Now, if you’re like me, a proud owner of the HTC 6800 with Sprint, you will be happy to know that this new software works great with this phone. It even seems to load a little faster. However, Google has a new feature called My Location, which uses cell tower triangulation to “find” your location. This seems to work for pretty much all other phones except for the HTC running Windows. Now, I’m still not sure if this is a HTC issue or a Sprint crippleware, but I’m working on it. However, if you’re curious why if this new feature works, the answer is no.

~david

12/05/2007 Update

So, there is still no working My Location in Google maps. However, take a look at this. The part of most interest is the following quote:

“Additionally, HTC is currently developing a separate ROM update which enables the EV-DO Rev. A and GPS capabilities that are already built into the Mogul hardware. Sprint and HTC plan to make this software ROM available in early 1Q 2008. Please bookmark this page for easy reference.”

Could this mean that the HTC Mogul will finally have true GPS capabilities?!? I sure hope so.

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4 Comments to "Google maps my location and the HTC Mogul 6800"

  1. Will England wrote:

    Nope — still doesn’t work. I have the latest ROM with GPS, RevA., etc and it’s not working. Now, I haven’t paid for the Navigation service – I may need to do that to enable the GPS on the device.

  2. dmacias wrote:

    Will,

    It does work. Is it a Sprint phone? When you bring up Google Maps, ensure that you set Use GPS under the menu options, and then My Location should work.

    david

  3. johnerik wrote:

    I can confirm – dmacias is correct. Google Maps My Location does work on HTC running Windows Mobile with the latest revisions (RevA).

    I use it on my My Location on my HTC Mogul.

    Thanks, dmacias

  4. xiayu wrote:

    I updated to the latest ROM available from Sprint and my google maps My Location works fine when I check Use GPS.

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