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I noticed that you said that you are using Google maps/navigation, a reminder, Google is Cloud based,therefore you will always need a data connection to use them. A free app that I have found to test GPS sensors is Navit, found in the market. It works well on Android and is free. You can then test your GPS away from wifi or other data connections. Hopefully this will help. Please let us know how you make out.
- 05-17-2011, 12:55 PM #8
As far as I know, AGPS uses cell towers to determine your location. At least this is how the 3G IPads work. Therefore you need a data connection for it to work. Regular GPS uses the satellites directly to determine the position. You may need to download one of the free maps from the Android market. I like " Navit". This does use the GPS sensor. Another app is CoPilot. I may be wrong and if I am I'm sure someone will let me know.
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I'm off wifi and both the Navigation and Maps Apps won't work (get a "searching for Gps signal"). Gps Is turned on in the settings screen. So, either the recent update screwed it up or it just doesn't work with no wifi connection..
Update: I did some further testing and here's what I discovered. Using a GPS utility from the android market I verified that the GPS in my Acer works. It was able to find satelites when I was near a window. But, the Navigation and Maps apps didn't work until I turned on the WiFi and had an Internet connection. So, I've concluded that using the GPS is rather useless unless you have an active Internet connection. Just my 2 cents...
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I have not been able to get the GPS on any one of three A500s to work.
GPS apps see one or two satellites but can't get a lock.
I've tried in Chicago and in New Jersey, both out in the open, connected to WiFi or off cached Goog Maps.
It gets a rough location using the network location or a WiFi location, but never gets a GPS lock.
In each location my TBolt has gotten a lock within 10-20 seconds.
Already tried clearing the AGPS cache.
All of them were post-July born-on dates.
No clue. Oh, well. I'm just going to treat it as if it doesn't have a GPS.