TetherGPS brings navigation to Nook Color and other Android Devices with no onboard GPS

March 9, 2011
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If you have an Android tablet device that lacks onboard GPS, but you would like to use its larger screen for navigation while you drive a new app for Android devices has surfaced that will let you do that. The app is aimed at use on all sorts of Android tablets like the Nook Color that lack onboard GPS. The app is called TetherGPS.

You can gather from the name that it allows GPS navigation by tethering your tablet with an Android device that has GPS onboard via WiFi rather than Bluetooth as you might expect. The software has two parts to make it work.

You have to install the TGPS server on your smartphone and the TGPS client on your Nook or other tablet. Once the software is installed, you can get navigation all you want using your tablet. The app is available right now for $2.99 for the full version and a trial lite version is expected as well.

[via ReviewHorizon]


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  • HoneycombFTW

    That kills the last reason I had of even thinking about a 3G/4G tablet. . . WiFi all the way!!!
    You’ve gotta love devs that put out such great apps!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HMLDXMN66JTY4PTZYSV4IZ74DI John

    Does this only work for the HTC EVO?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chengjih Cheng-Jih Chen

    So, I can use this with my Samsung Galaxy S phone to get working GPS?

  • http://www.uptomark.com jimmy

    You can free download TetherGPS app from here http://goo.gl/TF2cy

  • Brittni ingvaldson

    can i download this app to my nook tablet and have it running in my car on the road?

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