1. Bob Atkins's Avatar
    Typical GPS trackers send SMS messages with a URL to Google map with the coordinates of where the device is at.

    On my LG Leon device (Lollipop 5.1.1) the URLs are broken. They get truncated after the first comma that separates the latitude of the map coordinates from the longitude and then the zoom option the longitude (&z=16).

    This failure appears to go beyond just SMS (Messenger apps) and is a fundamental failure of the Andriod OS because it happens in all text based apps that attempt to interpret URLs and make them clickable.

    I find this type of failure to be pretty sad given how old Andriod is. Hopefully someone will be able to address this painfully silly bug in a future release.
    10-23-2015 03:25 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. When you got 5.1 on your Leon, did you do a factory reset? Usually, with some major updates, a reset is required to allow the OS tr rebuild the framework.

    Also, we are not affiliated with Google or any OEM like Samsung or HTC. We are a forum of Android fans who try to help each other out.
    Bob Atkins likes this.
    10-27-2015 05:43 PM
  3. BikerRay's Avatar
    I get the same broken link in Android 6.0, but not in Android 5.0 on another phone. I have tried several messaging apps with the same result, so it appears to be an OS issue. This has to impact a lot of people who rely on sending map links via SMS.
    01-03-2017 08:12 AM

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