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  1. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Just curious if anyone would know.
    12-16-2010 01:11 AM
  2. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Just curious if anyone would know.
    well it will be available for purchase in a couple hours so we will find out soon.....but strongly believe that it will be fine, because the gps issue was a software issue possibly happening from samsungs tinkering. so most likely it will be fine since minimum tinkering is happening with this phone besides the hardware to software interface
    12-16-2010 01:47 AM
  3. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I have read Gizmodo's recent review (it went up yesterday) and they are reporting that it does in fact have this problem
    12-16-2010 06:45 AM
  4. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    From Gizmodo:

    "It's apparently plagued by the same GPS bug as other Galaxy S phones; it took forever to get a GPS lock."
    12-16-2010 07:35 AM
  5. scaots's Avatar
    That would be a huge disappointment. I will test later today and return if it does not work well.
    12-16-2010 08:00 AM
  6. LCW's Avatar
    ready about the GPS and watching the video on gizmodo... i'm left rather unimpressed and disappointed... still seems laggy from that vid...

    Samsung Nexus S Review: How to Build an Android Phone for 2011
    12-16-2010 09:20 AM
  7. radiohead8989's Avatar
    I purchased the Nexus S today at 8:00AM at my local Best Buy Mobile. I was the fifth person to purchase it, and there were two more people behind me. I paid full price, so it was fairly fast.
    I used the GPS to get to my next stop, which was about 50 minutes away. GPS lock only took a few seconds. I had zero problems during my trip. This doesn't prove that the problem has been fixed, but so far so good.
    12-16-2010 12:46 PM
  8. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    That is good to hear. Maybe Giz was trying to get a fix indoors. Who knows. My buddy down in LA says his GPS works great too.
    12-16-2010 12:57 PM
  9. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I read that Giz article too. If you look at their other Android reviews they are hugely biased to the iPhone. I haven't liked Gizmodo since that stupid iPhone 4 went missing at the bar. Since then their journalism skills have taken a serious hit. I'm glad to hear the device doesn't have the problem. I wouldn't think it would since it's a Google Nexus.
    12-16-2010 01:08 PM
  10. sookster54's Avatar
    I have read Gizmodo's recent review (it went up yesterday) and they are reporting that it does in fact have this problem
    ^ HAHA, this is going to bite Google in the butt pretty soon.
    12-16-2010 01:39 PM
  11. font1975's Avatar
    anandtech.com's report says there is no GPS issue. I found another review on a UK site that backed it up, but I can't find the website at the moment. (It's on my home PC).

    _Mark
    12-16-2010 03:01 PM
  12. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    GPS seems fine here. It's different hardware, so it should be OK.


    *knock on wood*
    12-16-2010 04:49 PM
  13. snookiesnoo's Avatar
    I'm not having GPS issues at all.
    12-17-2010 11:17 AM
  14. retnuh's Avatar
    Remember, the Captivate worked fine right out of the box. It took about two weeks for the problems to become obvious. Hopefully it is fixed, but it's probably too soon to tell.
    12-17-2010 11:38 AM
  15. Halcyon's Avatar
    GPS is rock solid on mine. Zero issues even indoors.
    12-17-2010 03:00 PM
  16. vamp07's Avatar
    So far I can't get a lock even outside with a clear view of the sky. I guess I'll be exchanging the phone.

    Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
    12-18-2010 07:19 AM
  17. vamp07's Avatar
    I spoke too soon. I did get a lock eventually. It now seems to get the lock a little quicker. Maybe the first time you get a GPS lock on a phone it takes longer the subsequent tries?
    12-18-2010 08:47 AM
  18. Smokexz's Avatar
    Why the hell are you on Gizmodo? Go to Engadget. They are not as biased, and they don't complain "power button is on the side, that just sucks" a lot of people like it on the side, it makes more sense to put it on the side, no they are just used to tweeting on their stupid iPhone 5 that they found in a Starbucks. In other words, my GPS got me and my buddies from Lehigh Acres to Cape Coral, without a hitch. Rerouting was blazing fast and it already came with the proper software for the voice navigation.

    Sent from my Nexus S
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    12-18-2010 10:42 AM
  19. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Why the hell are you on Gizmodo? Go to Engadget. They are not as biased, and they don't complain "power button is on the side, that just sucks" a lot of people like it on the side, it makes more sense to put it on the side, no they are just used to tweeting on their stupid iPhone 5 that they found in a Starbucks. In other words, my GPS got me and my buddies from Lehigh Acres to Cape Coral, without a hitch. Rerouting was blazing fast and it already came with the proper software for the voice navigation.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    +1,000 for the Gizmodo hate. I have NO idea what happened to that site. It's like after that whole iPhone 4 fiasco they turned into d!cks. The articles suck, and the journalism skills just aren't there. Oh and biased is an understatement.

    They review an android app "well but the on the iPhone version this button is here". They review an android phone "well, android still sucks in comparison to my iPhone but it's Meh I guess"

    Not everyone wants an iPhone. Some people actually want MORE features.

    /rant /off-topic.

    sorry guys I had to get it off my chest lol.
    12-19-2010 02:09 AM
  20. Low's Avatar
    gps works great
    i have no clue what giz is talking about
    12-19-2010 06:00 PM
  21. jboehle's Avatar
    I got my Nexus S Thurs morning in Kansas City then promptly flew to California. GPS seemed to work ok in Cali. After flying back on Friday night, I tried to do a Facebook Places checkin somewhere in Kansas on Saturday and it still thought I was in California somewhere. Not sure what was going on. I gave up. Today GPS seems to be working fine.

    Definitely seems like there may be a GPS issue.
    12-20-2010 07:08 PM
  22. jsurles's Avatar
    Hello. I got my NS on day one. Sometimes it seems fine, others it takes FOREVER. Sometimes, even though it's "locked on" it's still with 100+ ft of variation. Last night, I had my most annoying interaction.

    I was in a parking garage in an unfamiliar area of downtown. I have a shortcut for "Navigate to Home" on one of my side screens. As I was getting in the car, I clicked it, knowing full well I wouldn't get a signal until out of the garage.

    Not only was I able to get out of the garage, get semi lost in downtown streets until I found the right one, get on the freeway, I was halfway home (24 mile trip) before navigation "got a signal". It had been so long, that I forgot I still had maps going, and when it started talking it scared the bajeebus out of me.

    I did this (procedure) all the time with my N1, and I would usually be getting fed directions by the time I got to the first light out of the garage.

    I know different surroundings and weather can affect the signals, but I've noticed super delay like this alot in the same areas where the N1 would lock on almost immediately. For instance, coming to work, I check in on foursquare (There are like 7 of us competing for building mayor. ). On my N1, I'd start foursquare as I was getting out of the car (not in a garage) and by the time I started walking away, I could check in. Now, I can't check in at work really unless I walk all the way into the building and catch wifi signals and it uses AGPS to locate me.

    Sadly, it seems like I have to be awfully close to get a wifi signal too. Google and Samsung.. What have you done to us?!
    12-21-2010 08:19 AM
  23. ranxoren's Avatar
    Using my Nexus S in Ottawa, ON Canada and GPS lock is obtained within seconds and at my exact location
    12-21-2010 01:26 PM
  24. Low's Avatar
    in nyc gps works great
    12-21-2010 04:45 PM
  25. d3fi4nt's Avatar
    I'll just stick with my DX for now, had the captivate at a time and the GPS drove me insane. The GPS works great on my DX and has never shown me to be driving on a street a block away in navigation like the captivate did. Gingerbread should hopefully be landing on the DX soon enough. I read somewhere about the last minute hardware changes samsung did on the NS. I bet its because they were trying to use the same faulty broadcom GPS chips that are plaguing the Galaxy S phones.
    12-22-2010 12:26 PM
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