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wearwolf
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Asus Padfone - Android - Garmin / Garmin StreetPilot

Postby wearwolf » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:44 am

I was surfing Engadget and read an interesting article/review of their New product ; ASUS PADFONE.

For those of you not familiar with it; here's a summary
= Its an ANDROID "ICS" phone ; 4.3" screen, Qualcomm SnapDragon 2-core 1.5ghz
= Its selling point is the PADFONE STATION accessory; a 10" tablet/screen where the PADFONE docks into; converting a phone into a tablet. The PADFONE STATION has its own battery as well but uses the CPU and WIFI/3G of the phone.
= There's even a keyboard dock accessory too; sort of a TRIPLE Transform; from Phone > Tablet > NetBook form factor.
= here's the link [http://my.asus.com/Mobile/PadFone/#overview]

The reason i'm mentioning it here is because; while reading a product review; i came across this paragraph from Engadget.com. This should get your attention. See if you notice it...
*The full engadget review/article can be found here [http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/12/asus-padfone-review/]


=== 1st Mention ====
"This list may seem to have the basics covered and it's easy to impress your friends with the seamless video playback in the default video player, but trust us, this is far from sufficient when you consider how all other apps slap you in the face with this painful message: "Application does not support dynamic display switching and has been closed." The black list includes pretty much all Google services (e.g., Maps, Gmail, Play services, Movie Studio and YouTube); some of the pre-loaded apps like Garmin and WebStorage..."


=== 2nd Mention ====
You'll also find a healthy set of preloaded apps on the PadFone. With the exception of the Hami utilities from Emome.net (a Taiwanese portal operated by local partner carrier Chunghwa Telecom), most of these should come in handy for those living outside Taiwan. Starting off with the oldies from the Eee Pads, we have App Locker, WebStorage, SplashTop Remote (under MyCloud), asus@vibe, MyNet (for DLNA), File Manager, SuperNote, Polaris Office and Garmin StreetPilot. This has productivity, navigation and entertainment covered, so not a bad package at all.


Hope you all like the reading
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SonyEricsson Xperia X1 / Garmin Asus A10
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Garmin Nuvi 255w (KL/SG Edition)
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Garmin Dakota 20 (ROM v.3.50)
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wearwolf
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Re: Asus Padfone - Android - Garmin / Garmin StreetPilot

Postby wearwolf » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:09 pm

So recently in the last week since i posted that notice; Singapore now has the Padfone on sale from Starhub. Based on information from the ASUS Singapore Facebook page; and lack of information i can find google-ing the internet; here's my 2-cents

- The current stock firmware is not that stable :ko:
- Garmin StreetPilot; though listed; is not available in the current Singapore stock rom. :thumbsdown:

Anybody from singapore can provide more feedback? I've very curioius about the phone & its capabilities
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SonyEricsson Xperia X1 / Garmin Asus A10
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Garmin Nuvi 255w (KL/SG Edition)
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Garmin Dakota 20 (ROM v.3.50)
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pencil82
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Re: Asus Padfone - Android - Garmin / Garmin StreetPilot

Postby pencil82 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:01 pm

I just play with my friends padhone which buy from taiwan.
can i put the MFM garmin map into the phone or i neeed other format maps for it???
It preload with Taiwan maps.

pencil82
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Re: Asus Padfone - Android - Garmin / Garmin StreetPilot

Postby pencil82 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:46 pm

Just try to put MFM map into the padhone and find that the padhone dont not display the map i put inside.
Inside the garmin .system folder,
I only see gmapprom, gmapprom1 map which from Taiwan.
I try put gmapsupp inside but cant find the map.
I try remane the gmapsupp to gmapprom1, also not working.
I not dare the change the gmapprom.
Or i need rename it to gmapprom????
Hope someone can help.

badai
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Re: Asus Padfone - Android - Garmin / Garmin StreetPilot

Postby badai » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:53 pm

if it's streetpilot like on bb or iphone, the map is loaded from garmin server.

wearwolf
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Re: Asus Padfone - Android - Garmin / Garmin StreetPilot

Postby wearwolf » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:31 am

Honestly; i'm damn disappointed with Asus! Gawdamnit; how come Taiwan get the firmware with GARMIN and M'sia/Singapore dont?! What's the bloody point then?! Lucky i still havent retired my good ole A10 but i just wish Garmin get their act together and start selling on android....
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SonyEricsson Xperia X1 / Garmin Asus A10
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Garmin Nuvi 255w (KL/SG Edition)
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Garmin Dakota 20 (ROM v.3.50)
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lapu
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Re: Asus Padfone - Android - Garmin / Garmin StreetPilot

Postby lapu » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:17 pm

do you need asus padfone to work for streetpilot?

the answer is NO (start from last month).

it works for my motorola atrix 2 ICS stock rom.

somehow, it is stable with malfreemap NT map but not the normal map.
Nokia 5800XM + garmin XT + Malfreemap + re-radiating antenna: WORK!


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