1. Curious123's Avatar
    It looks just like your average gps teardrop, only wider with a larger hole in the center. Is this a mock location GPS?

    Thanks!

    What kind of GPS teardrop is this?-whatkindofteardrop.jpg
    05-21-2015 01:28 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? Is that appearing in the upper right or upper left of the status bar? Upper right is reserved primarily for system icons, while the upper left represents app notifications (both system and 3rd party)
    05-21-2015 02:44 PM
  3. Curious123's Avatar
    Upper left hand corner

    I am not sure which device. This is the enitre bar shot.

    What kind of GPS teardrop is this?-android.jpg
    05-21-2015 04:34 PM
  4. Curious123's Avatar
    I know it is an android, i think maybe a 3?
    05-21-2015 04:36 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Swipe the notification panel down--is there a corresponding notification?

    You don't know which device you have? Is it a no-name generic straight-from-China phone? Go to Settings>About Phone​ and look at the Model Number.
    05-21-2015 04:39 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    One of my colleagues pointed out that her Samsung phone actually shows the GPS indicator on the upper left, not the upper right. If it's truly the GPS indicator, it should be appearing and disappearing on its own, since the GPS radio is only intermittently turned on (when apps need it). If it's persisting until you clear it, then it's an app notification.

    The Samsung GPS icon is a little different from the stock Android one--the inner circle is bigger on the Samsung icon.

    When you say it's a "3," do you mean it's on the 3 wireless carrier in the UK? Or is it a Galaxy S3, or Note 3?
    05-21-2015 04:46 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Probably Samsung. Here is what it looks like on my s6. The circle in the middle does blink on and off.

    What kind of GPS teardrop is this?-uploadfromtaptalk1432251971969.png

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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    05-21-2015 06:46 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Here is the one from my Note 4 it looks like the OP's to me.
    Attached Thumbnails What kind of GPS teardrop is this?-1432261257704.jpg  
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    05-21-2015 09:21 PM
  9. Curious123's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy 3
    05-22-2015 09:21 AM
  10. Curious123's Avatar
    Also, its getting my location wrong, is it some how picking up cell phone towers vs my actual location? I just don't get it. Trying to figure out what's going on with it. Do some apps have a mock gps without notifying you? Could my phone have a virus?
    05-22-2015 09:25 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The location can use cell GPS, WiFi and GPS or cell, WiFi and GPS.

    What do you mean using mock gps? Is this the first time you have ever noticed the location on your device?
    05-22-2015 09:59 AM
  12. Curious123's Avatar
    I got a new phone and it is different from my previous is all. But I am noticing that it is pinging me in places im not at vs where I actually am. Thats what is confusing me.
    05-22-2015 10:09 AM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Do you have the map on or are using Google now?

    What is the location setting.. Power saving, GPS only or High Accuracy?
    05-22-2015 10:31 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Location. Is it set to High Accuracy, Battery Saving, or Device Only? Try setting it to High Accuracy.
    05-22-2015 10:32 AM
  15. Curious123's Avatar
    Battery saving
    05-22-2015 11:12 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well battery saving estimates your location using WiFi and GPS, I think. They changed it to power saving mode in the newer Samsung phones.
    05-22-2015 11:33 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Battery Saving or Power Saving location mode uses wi-fi and cell towers to estimate your location. It's not as accurate as High Accuracy, which uses GPS, wi-fi, and cell towers. Battery Saving mode might be off by up to 500 meters or so, maybe even more, depending on the concentration of cell towers in your area.
    05-22-2015 01:42 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Battery Saving or Power Saving location mode uses wi-fi and cell towers to estimate your location. It's not as accurate as High Accuracy, which uses GPS, wi-fi, and cell towers. Battery Saving mode might be off by up to 500 meters or so, maybe even more, depending on the concentration of cell towers in your area.
    Oh that is what I meant, WiFi and cell towers. I even looked at mine before posting that lol
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    05-22-2015 01:53 PM

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