iPad1Wifi Tethered Droid X Navigation

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    So I have my iPad wifi-only tethered to my Droid X phone, and I get web access just fine.

    Is there a way to use the map programs on the iPad and get location info from the Droid/Internet? Either by gps or cell site location?

    I'm having a brain cramp and can't figure out one way or the other, so if anyone can confirm or deny, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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    Bump, I can't get realtime map data on the iPad when tethered through my DroidX. Is it possible to do this or is it impossible to do? Thanks.
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    There was some speculation about whether a device/phone tethered to the iPad would provide GPS data. In the end most people concluded that a tethered iPad receives the location database and guesses it's location just like when it is on any other Wi-Fi network. Because the phone's hotspot is not in the database, this is even less likely to get a good fix.

    It is possible to use the iPad with an external GPS. This requires either the right app, or a jailbreak of the iPad. Conceivably you could both root the Droid X and jailbreak the iPad to make something work. However, we are still waiting for the iPad 2 jailbreak.

    The hacking forum would be the best place to hang out and ask further questions.
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    I have a Droid and my wife has a Droid X so I have to ask...why? Are you just curious if this will work or do you not want to use the nav program built in to your X? I really like the google nav app in both of our phones.

    Just wondering...
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    I dig the DroidX navi, just more of a geek question, plus on our vacation next month I would rather have the big screen for my wife to follow as the phone screen is too small for her to use with confidence.
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