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    Question how to use Google Maps navigation software as a standalone app

    The latest piece of technology to enter my life is lenovo's 7-inch Ideapad tablet, and I saw it came with Google Maps.

    As I will not have a SIM card in the tablet, how can I make use of the "turn by turn" navigation in Google Maps as a standalone app?

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    Google maps requires an internet connection. You can probably tether your tablet to your phone and use the internet via that. I use BlueVPN to connect my tablet to my phone.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks, Paul. I knew that answer and was hoping I'd missed something : -(

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    The following link purport's to show how to do it for an Android Tablet. I don't have one so I don't know if it works or if its for the current version of Google maps:
    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7...ogle-maps-7.0/

    Jerry

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    That does work, but only for the area you have showing. It's not really an off-line map.

    cheers, Paul

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    But good enough in some cases.

    Jerry

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