Originally Posted by funaki
to get a proper GPS fix using google map it takes me upto a minute only. Initial triangulation takes few seconds and then the lock takes a little longer.
but on BB map when i go to find location > where i am, it just stays on connecting to whatever and just stays there. On my bold it use to take 20 seconds or say because it uses AGPS which gives you faster lock.
is there anyone else having the same problem??
Using Google and its estimated location, the device "knows" where you are and therefore knows where to look for the satellites and can lock on quicker.
If you haven't used your BBMaps for a while and have moved a reasonable distance away from the lat known position, then the device has to first find the satellites and then locate you on the map.
GPS satellites are not in a geostationary orbit, so their location changes making it take a bit longer to locate, lock on and track. Once locked, you are good to go however.