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    Default Why no automatic time zone setting

    Why does my Note 10.1 not have a setting for setting the time zone based on my location?

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    Default Re: Why no automatic time zone setting

    I have had many a GPS systems that do not include the time. And with wifi there is no time/timezone information. So the information may not be there. I am sure the Verizon LTE model will have auto time set based on the cell signal.
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    Default Re: Why no automatic time zone setting

    Because of the lack of a cell radio. GPS can't locate without knowing the time, it can't set the timezone without location. Catch 22, lol.
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    Default Re: Why no automatic time zone setting

    A GPS without a cell phone is quite capable of determining the correct local time and time zone if it has access to the current location and a map of time zones.
    A Garmin GPS will always show the correct local time, and it doesn't have a cellular radio. Granted, cellular information can be used to assist less capable GPS systems used in some phones. But if a device is able to determine its location, then it is relatively straightforward to look up the correct time zone. Especially if the device has Internet access.

    There is no technical reason why the Nexus 10 could not update the time zone based on its location information. It could be wrong occasionally (if the location is detected incorrectly), but IMHO that is better than requiring the user to manually change.
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