Best Dist only for GPS usage (and maybe wlan)?

Andrew Chu andrewchu at
Thu Nov 13 07:10:19 CET 2008

I just tried the SHR preview:

and I have to say that Wifi and TangoGPS appear to work really well. 
All you have to do is run TangoGPS and the GPS subsystem will 
automatically turn on.  I think GPS is supposed to turn off once you 
exit any application that makes use of that service.

Suspend/resume seems to work reliably.

Joerg Lippmann wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm going on holiday in two weeks and I intend to use my freerunner only as 
> GPS-device without GSM-card there. I'd like to use tangoGPS and download loads 
> of maps from google and OSM beforehand. The question is: which distribution 
> would be the best? My wishes for fast access and best battery usage:
> - good power management
> - reliable suspend
> - waking up only on button pressed, not on touching screen
> - easy and fast turning on and off of GPS receiver (for browsing the maps 
> indoors without reception)
> - fast start of TangoGPS (not like in FDOM!)
> - good control over extra phone services like wlan or bluetooth
> - finger-control
> - phone function is absolutely irrelevant!
> wlan would be nice, but is not crucial.
> Also: As far as I see, there seems to be no function in tangoGPS that shows 
> you the direction (as the crow flies) to a selected waypoint, right? Is there 
> an application which can do that? So that I can easily set a point and find my 
> way back later, just like in my old Garmin eTrex?
> Any hints are appreciated!

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