09-03-2009, 08:24 AM
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8 seconds is actually very fast for autonomous GPS first fix - I would actually think that is impossible. A first fix for a cold chip is probably more like 20 seconds MINIMUM.
Now, once the chip is warm, and it has found a few satellites and received position info from them, you can pretty much get continuous fixes. Navigation systems do this, for example.
The method to do this is to set up a LocationListener and set the frequency to something like 3 seconds.
One warning: this will burn your battery up very quickly. On my Storm, I can get maybe 3 hours of battery while running the GPS continuoulsy.