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  1. joeynumbers's Avatar
    It appears I have the GPS issue as well. When using maps, the GPS never locks and thus I get inaccurate driving instructions.
    08-02-2013 01:42 AM
  2. sfhub's Avatar
    For me, GPS works fine as long as Maps/Navigation is the only GPS app I use.

    Once I start using GPS status, gas buddy, etc. eventually the GPS won't lock anymore.

    It appears to be related to multple apps accessing the GPS port.

    Similarly with random reboots, I stopped using chrome and they went away.

    They'll eventually fix these problems. GPS and browsing are pretty major/basic functions of this tablet.
    08-02-2013 02:25 AM
  3. Saci56's Avatar
    Hi,
    I just intend to use Nexus 7 for my mushroom picking tours, meaning the following needs:

    1. Using real (not Assisted!) GPS offline for a 4-6 hours period
    2. Using Locus and/or Oruxmaps navigation programs
    3. Using SQLite and other format tourist maps for these programs
    4. Geo-tagging the photos I make with the Nexus 7
    5. Recording my tours + marking POI points (where I find mushrooms)

    Do you think the Nexus can fulfill these needs?

    Thank you:

    Sndor
    08-02-2013 05:18 AM
  4. Diknak's Avatar
    Add me to the list of ingress players noticing GPS issues on the new nexus 7...hopefully this gets fixed soon, I won't be returning it within 2 weeks since I trust google to fix the issue. This reminds me of my OG Droid...had the exact same issue with failing to lock onto gps, it was fixed with an update.

    @Diknak Stay blue, no one is ever really happy being the bad guy. =)
    You can absolutely choose. go green!
    Yeah, I figured out that you choose after the training missions. I went blue and captured my first neutral portal last night
    08-02-2013 08:47 AM
  5. klobkelosh's Avatar
    Hi,
    I just intend to use Nexus 7 for my mushroom picking tours, meaning the following needs:

    1. Using real (not Assisted!) GPS offline for a 4-6 hours period
    2. Using Locus and/or Oruxmaps navigation programs
    3. Using SQLite and other format tourist maps for these programs
    4. Geo-tagging the photos I make with the Nexus 7
    5. Recording my tours + marking POI points (where I find mushrooms)

    Do you think the Nexus can fulfill these needs?

    Thank you:

    Sndor
    I plan to use mine similarly, although not for mushrooms but yes, it can fulfill your need.as you can read in this thread, there are some gps issues you should be aware of, but I imagine they will be sorted out soon.
    08-02-2013 09:40 AM
  6. evastag's Avatar
    I have the exact same problem. Only way to get GPS to reconnect is by rebooting.

    I hope they fix this and it's a software problem. I bought my Nexus to use the GPS among other things.
    08-02-2013 10:16 AM
  7. Kenny Bateman's Avatar
    Ok add me too. Had mine since the 26th and GPS has been so bad that I returned my nexus and got another one only to have the same problem. I really hope Google/Asus fix this soon. GPS was the deciding factor for me in getting the original nexus 7 and now the new version as well. If Google can release two updates on the day this was released, then I'm sure they can fix this problem fairly soon. We just need to get the word out to as many places as we can and make this a big issue in order for them to do anything about it.
    08-02-2013 04:04 PM
  8. Diknak's Avatar
    I am almost positive this is a software issue. I tested this out by using Maps on my way home from work two days in a row. It dropped twice both times and I had to restart to get it working again. The kicker: both drops occurred at the EXACT same spot both days.
    08-02-2013 07:54 PM
  9. flyhi46c's Avatar
    Seven days so far with my new Nexus 7 and gps problems. I'm a pilot and need it to work properly. It holds lock well for maybe 20-30 minutes and then loses all satellites, searches, searches, and searches...cannot find a single satellite! Rectified only by a full power down and reboot. CALLED GOOGLE SUPPORT today! What a joke...They advised me I am the first person to report a gps problem, I should return the unit to Best Buy, and that I should do a factory reset...DUH! They also would not commit to any effort to research or resolve this. I suggested they look on this forum to validate my assertion that others are also experiencing problems. They answered that they are not allowed to address any isssues not directly reported to them. I'm not holding my breath. Too bad....otherwise the unit is a fine mix of features not found elsewhere. Returning it to Best Buy tommorrow.
    08-02-2013 11:01 PM
  10. Dustin Baldwin's Avatar
    Disable Google play services. Fixed this same issue for me.
    08-02-2013 11:19 PM
  11. sfhub's Avatar
    CALLED GOOGLE SUPPORT today! What a joke...They advised me I am the first person to report a gps problem, I should return the unit to Best Buy, and that I should do a factory reset...DUH! They also would not commit to any effort to research or resolve this.
    Now I now where the ex-microsoft support folks went to blue screen of death, no one has reported that, first step, reinstall windows.
    08-02-2013 11:41 PM
  12. chudly1's Avatar
    Seven days so far with my new Nexus 7 and gps problems. I'm a pilot and need it to work properly. It holds lock well for maybe 20-30 minutes and then loses all satellites, searches, searches, and searches...cannot find a single satellite! Rectified only by a full power down and reboot. CALLED GOOGLE SUPPORT today! What a joke...They advised me I am the first person to report a gps problem, I should return the unit to Best Buy, and that I should do a factory reset...DUH! They also would not commit to any effort to research or resolve this. I suggested they look on this forum to validate my assertion that others are also experiencing problems. They answered that they are not allowed to address any isssues not directly reported to them. I'm not holding my breath. Too bad....otherwise the unit is a fine mix of features not found elsewhere. Returning it to Best Buy tommorrow.
    I'm also a pilot needing it to work.. Also called Google support 4 days ago, never heard of the problem...do factory reset etc...
    Question for you, when you return it are you getting another one to try? If so, would like to hear how it's working.. Thanks!
    08-03-2013 09:17 AM
  13. flyhi46c's Avatar
    Returned today, no exchange. Reasons: 1. Google Nexus 7 'support' stated there is no known problem, nobody else has reported gps problems. 2. Support person explained that my reporting the problem does not warrant further investigation in and by itself. Therefore no 'problem report' was generated for attention. She stated that 'all calls are reviewed by managers' and that 'if they believe there is a problem' then action 'might' be taken. My being a former IT professional and Help Desk manager, I was less than impressed by this response.Furthermore, since others on this forum have called in the gps issue prior to my reporting it, this does not look hopeful. And since some have already exchanged in their units and found the same problem occurring, why should I chance this not getting resolved. We don't know if it is hardware, software, and if it will ever get addressed.
    chudly1 likes this.
    08-03-2013 02:13 PM
  14. jrhodes973's Avatar
    I'm a pilot and find the gps unusable too. I'm using my nexus 7 2012 until the problem is fixed.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    08-03-2013 05:35 PM
  15. clankfu's Avatar
    I was thinking it might be a good idea for everyone to respond in this support thread just to give them a little extra push to fix it.

    https://productforums.google.com/for...s/uElc_4OKRksJ
    08-03-2013 07:58 PM
  16. walrii's Avatar
    Also a pilot, so no GPS is a deal-breaker. I can get the GPS to work by doing a factory reboot and it will work for a while (couple minutes to maybe 30 minutes) then enters an endless search cycle. I've done three factory reboots and same thing happened each time. The third time, all I did was log on with my Google account, load one app ( Avilution's Aviation Map) and run the app with GPS; I got a very quick GPS lock (10 seconds or so) that held for about 20 minutes then another endless search cycle. I haven't called Google customer support but I did post on the link to their support forum above. A poster who claimed to be from Google said on the forum that google is aware fo the problem and working on a fix. I don't understand Google's phone customer support as described above. Google of all people should understand that you can't "keep a lid on it" in the Age Of The Internet. Case in point: this forum.
    08-03-2013 10:54 PM
  17. clankfu's Avatar
    I don't understand Google's phone customer support as described above. Google of all people should understand that you can't "keep a lid on it" in the Age Of The Internet. Case in point: this forum.
    The guys you talk to on the phone are low level support and usually pretty clueless. We need enough people to raise a ruckus so this issue is kicked upstairs and taken care of and that's why I posted a link to the Google support forum in the post above yours.
    08-04-2013 01:26 AM
  18. Gabriel Peterson's Avatar
    I did a factory reset and unchecked the new wifi thing during start up and it has been solid ever since.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-04-2013 02:35 AM
  19. BuffaloMadMan's Avatar
    Not trying to be a **** because it should work without problems but when exactly do people use their tablet for GPS since only the WiFi version is available. I could see using this as a garmin or for in the car if it had a 3g or 4g radio in it but since it doesn't wouldn't your phone be a better choice. I'm not trying to pick a fight I'm just wondering what the use case is? My GPS works flawless too btw

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-04-2013 02:57 AM
  20. sfhub's Avatar
    Not trying to be a **** because it should work without problems but when exactly do people use their tablet for GPS since only the WiFi version is available.
    Standalone GPS apps are available, don't require data connection.
    08-04-2013 03:48 AM
  21. Ozy311's Avatar
    Add me to the list. I tried a full reset as well. My digitizer also froze on me and I had to wait a while and it just "healed"
    . I had to pull over Friday and swap out this to my iPhone instead for waze. This is very frustrating because if this isn't fixed I want to return it while I can.
    08-04-2013 12:59 PM
  22. clankfu's Avatar
    For everyone having GPS issues, can you post what version of Google Play Services you have? Go to Settings --> Apps --> All --> Google Play services. I'm wondering if the new version that's currently rolling out fixes it. I didn't get the update yet so it's still verision 3.1.59.
    08-04-2013 02:08 PM
  23. heeemz's Avatar
    My current location is being shown is incorrect, its good few miles away from my actual location.
    08-04-2013 04:19 PM
  24. sfhub's Avatar
    For everyone having GPS issues, can you post what version of Google Play Services you have? Go to Settings --> Apps --> All --> Google Play services. I'm wondering if the new version that's currently rolling out fixes it. I didn't get the update yet so it's still verision 3.1.59.
    Is this speculative or was it established Google Play was contributing to the GPS problems? Links please.

    Thanks.
    08-04-2013 04:21 PM
  25. clankfu's Avatar
    Is this speculative or was it established Google Play was contributing to the GPS problems? Links please.

    Thanks.
    Some people over on XDA and on the Google support forum have reported at least a temporary fix when they disabled Google Play services. I don't know if it's the source of the problem but just throwing stuff at the wall to see if anything sticks.
    08-04-2013 04:34 PM
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