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    To remedy the problem with the GPS... go into the GPS settings and turn off the signal filtering and your tablet will pick every GPS signal.
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    Precisely what are you talking about when you say "Signal Filtering"???

    My GPS worked out of the box on day one.
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    I was wondering the same thing. Signal filtering?

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk
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    Mine said I had to have a network connection. Will this fix this issue or is this a limitation of the hardware? I was under the impression that it was a true GPS module, not AGPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmurch3 View Post
    Mine said I had to have a network connection. Will this fix this issue or is this a limitation of the hardware? I was under the impression that it was a true GPS module, not AGPS.
    You say that as if AGPS was not at true GPS.

    Precisely WHAT said you had to have a network connection?
    Maps? The weather widget? Well DUH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by icebike View Post
    You say that as if AGPS was not at true GPS.

    Precisely WHAT said you had to have a network connection?
    Maps? The weather widget? Well DUH!
    Settle down dude. Damn.

    I was trying to use the Google Navigation
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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.
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    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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    Try using Navit. This is a free app found on the Android market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdelta1000 View Post
    To remedy the problem with the GPS... go into the GPS settings and turn off the signal filtering and your tablet will pick every GPS signal.
    I was wondering where you see this GPS settings listed at. I have yet to find such a menu on my A500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ResDog70 View Post
    I was wondering where you see this GPS settings listed at. I have yet to find such a menu on my A500.
    These settings can be found after the A500 acquire a GPS signal. To hopefully acquire a signal, go outside and wait a few minutes and it should acquire a signal. After getting the signal, tap on the icon in the upper right side of the display to enter those settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdelta1000 View Post
    These settings can be found after the A500 acquire a GPS signal. To hopefully acquire a signal, go outside and wait a few minutes and it should acquire a signal. After getting the signal, tap on the icon in the upper right side of the display to enter those settings.
    I think the confusion is coming from the fact that you didn't specify which app you are running when you change these settings.

    Which app are you using?
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    The confusion is coming from the fact that he is a troll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesleonard View Post
    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.
    You can use GPS without a data connection, but if you want to navigate, you have to have a data connection when you obtain the initial directions, once the directions are downloaded, you should be able to navigate without a data connection, at least I have been able to do so with my phone when roaming where I have no data connection whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icebike View Post
    The confusion is coming from the fact that he is a troll.
    Dude you're an ***. I was sharing my experience but if yours was a little different then excuse me for try to help. I had to return my A500 and get a new one and the second unit was perfect.
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    But the question still stands from a month ago, what app?
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    in google maps my location is prince albert canada I stood outside and I am connected to a networkbut it won't give me my current location , anyone else have this prob thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwstonewall View Post
    in google maps my location is prince albert canada I stood outside and I am connected to a networkbut it won't give me my current location , anyone else have this prob thanks
    For what it's worth, my 32gb iconia took less then to find my location using copilot. Yesterday the same. The only issue I have is that when using GPS with brightest screen in my truck I only get 5-6 hours on the battery. You do need a clear view of the sky but other then that mine works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesleonard View Post
    For what it's worth, my 32gb iconia took less then to find my location using copilot. Yesterday the same. The only issue I have is that when using GPS with brightest screen in my truck I only get 5-6 hours on the battery. You do need a clear view of the sky but other then that mine works fine.
    thanks I"ll try that
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    UPDATE!
    gps not working since update. Any or else notice this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesleonard View Post
    UPDATE!
    gps not working since update. Any or else notice this problem?
    mine seems to be working fine. im inside my house and got 7 in view and 6 in use. im using gps test.
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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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    there is a script for the A100 on XDA i believe page 8...:
    Rooting An Acer Iconia A100Arrow
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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.
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