Originally Posted by Scheezo
Funny thing happened when I turned on my 8900 and loaded up google maps for the first time. I was inside my house and it found me. I have the blinds closed. I have no idea how it knew. Since then I've really enjoyed having it.
Google Maps uses cell tower triangulation to locate you initially while GPS is established. You should have seen a small box and large circle around your position saying your location with 1700 meters or something to that effect. Once GPS is locked on, it will show like 10 meters or so.
GPS uses radio signals so reception inside is possible. However for the initial lock you need to be outside. Works better that way.