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Old 05-12-2011, 10:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: gps in google maps

With OS6.0.0.337 I found I couldn't get it to reliably return GPS coordinates unless I turned location aiding *off*.

With location aiding on, it would always quickly return an approximate result, calculated from tower signals or however it does it, but never an accurate one from the GPS. I had a Bold side by side with it, and that was returning GPS coordinates very quickly each time when outdoors.

With location aiding off, it often quickly got an accurate position, but of course indoors when it couldn't find a satellite, it couldn't return anything.

My conclusion was that there was something wrong with the OS. I only had a loan of that phone, and couldn't try an upgrade. If 534 is still playing up then it sounds like it still isn't fixed properly.

I was using the GPS entry in Options to do my diagnostics, and was asking it to refresh the coordinates. It's a more controllable way of testing than using Google Maps, etc.
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