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  1. markdek's Avatar
    FitzAusTex, that sucks.

    Try clearing all App Cache's, and also the gps A-GPS cache, then reboot?...just an idea.
    08-06-2013 04:52 PM
  2. TraderGary's Avatar
    I checked and I've got Google Play Services 3.2.25 so I'm sure that's really the reason why my GPS is now working flawlessly.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013)
    08-06-2013 04:57 PM
  3. markdek's Avatar
    Yes, restarting is a temporary fix to get it working.

    As I said, the only permanent fix is to disable Google Play Services because it appears that the problem stems from interference from that app. But you are crippling your tablet in other ways by doing that, so it isn't really a solution. The solution needs to come from an update to Google Play Services.
    I checked and I've got Google Play Services 3.2.25 so I'm sure that's really the reason why my GPS is now working flawlessly.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 (2013)
    Awesome, that's great to hear....confirms my findings.
    08-06-2013 05:02 PM
  4. Diknak's Avatar
    This is not confirmed. I updated Google play services and still had a drop after 45 minutes of driving.
    08-06-2013 05:33 PM
  5. rxnelson's Avatar
    FitzAusTex, that sucks.

    Try clearing all App Cache's, and also the gps A-GPS cache, then reboot?...just an idea.
    Every time you reboot it works. You need more testing than just a reboot.

    Awesome, that's great to hear....confirms my findings.
    It was one no and one yes. Inconclusive at best. I'm hoping it would though.



    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    08-06-2013 05:36 PM
  6. Diknak's Avatar
    Don't be struck with confirmation bias, this is not fixed. Paul from Google just responded to the thread and said that they were aware of it and were investigating. The message would be very different if this was an intended fix.
    08-06-2013 05:39 PM
  7. Asus_Fred's Avatar
    After trying this on a unit rebooting the system will allow for the GPS to start working again. We will look into the issue and keep you guys posted.
    08-06-2013 05:50 PM
  8. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    Mine worked for a couple of hours with 3.2.25. Hope it continues to work for those who it is currently working for, but stopped for me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-06-2013 05:51 PM
  9. rxnelson's Avatar
    Mine worked for a couple of hours with 3.2.25. Hope it continues to work for those who it is currently working for, but stopped for me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Reboot!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-06-2013 05:53 PM
  10. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    I did reboot. Cleared caches. Worked for a couple hours.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-06-2013 06:01 PM
  11. rxnelson's Avatar
    I did reboot. Cleared caches. Worked for a couple hours.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I was just kidding. Everyone is posting to stand on one leg then shut one eye, don't take the map update etc. Then they finish with then reboot. Mine always works after a reboot. Even if I do nothing to "fix" it. Thanks for reporting on play services update though.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-06-2013 06:10 PM
  12. 1812dave's Avatar
    This thread is PRECISELY why I like being a forum member/reader when I'm considering a product. I just sold my 2012 N7 (too many issues) and toyed with the idea of MAYBE getting the newer model. The issues mentioned in this thread easily convinces me not to get back on the Asus bandwagon. I'll just wait for some other forthcoming 1080p tablet around 7 to 8 inches. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to the plate to describe their issues. Product forums rock!
    08-06-2013 06:19 PM
  13. TraderGary's Avatar
    This thread is PRECISELY why I like being a forum member/reader when I'm considering a product. I just sold my 2012 N7 (too many issues) and toyed with the idea of MAYBE getting the newer model. The issues mentioned in this thread easily convinces me not to get back on the Asus bandwagon. I'll just wait for some other forthcoming 1080p tablet around 7 to 8 inches. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to the plate to describe their issues. Product forums rock!
    A real advantage of Google Nexus devices is that you will be the first to get fixes and updates. With other vendor's devices you can wait for months while they add and test the garbage they overlay on top of Android.

    I've learned the hard way. I'll never buy anything but a Nexus ever again.

    Sent from my incredible new Nexus 7 (2013)
    08-06-2013 06:53 PM
  14. rxnelson's Avatar
    A real advantage of Google Nexus devices is that you will be the first to get fixes and updates. With other vendor's devices you can wait for months while they add and test the garbage they overlay on top of Android.

    I've learned the hard way. I'll never buy anything but a Nexus ever again.

    Sent from my incredible new Nexus 7 (2013)
    Unfortunately this isn't always true. Nexus 10 went from November to 4.3 with random reboots. That is months by my count.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    1812dave and RaiderWill like this.
    08-06-2013 07:21 PM
  15. TraderGary's Avatar
    Unfortunately this isn't always true. Nexus 10 went from November to 4.3 with random reboots. That is months by my count.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    Wow! I'm waiting for the new Nexus 10. I've been reading reviews of the current N10 and they have been good. Is this a widespread ongoing problem?

    Sent from my incredible new Nexus 7 (2013)
    08-06-2013 07:50 PM
  16. turninonone's Avatar
    I've been trying everything I've seen suggested and a few simple things on my own. I haven't been able to avoid the issue entirely. I'm hoping they come up with something quickly as I'm on vacation the next 2 weeks and will be driving all over Quebec and New Brunswick.

    Greg
    08-06-2013 08:04 PM
  17. jd914's Avatar
    This thread is PRECISELY why I like being a forum member/reader when I'm considering a product. I just sold my 2012 N7 (too many issues) and toyed with the idea of MAYBE getting the newer model. The issues mentioned in this thread easily convinces me not to get back on the Asus bandwagon. I'll just wait for some other forthcoming 1080p tablet around 7 to 8 inches. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to the plate to describe their issues. Product forums rock!
    I'm no apologist and I don't make excuses when something is lacking or simply sucks. Being a former owner of last years nexus 7 I can truly say that this years N7 is miles ahead of last years. You can't even begin to compare how much better this years is. I feel your pain and know how frustrated you must be because I also knew too well of last years N7's short comings. Even with its minor bugs and issues this years Nexus 7 is still a great buy and its strengths outweigh what little weakness it has. IMO I don't think you can find a better tablet than the new Nexus 7. You can try but there's a lot of skinned over priced garbage out that simply pales in comparison to a nexus product. I don't think $230 is too much to risk and you can always bring it back if you don't like it. I seriously doubt you will bring it back if you do try it out because it's that good.
    08-06-2013 08:15 PM
  18. rxnelson's Avatar
    Wow! I'm waiting for the new Nexus 10. I've been reading reviews of the current N10 and they have been good. Is this a widespread ongoing problem?

    Sent from my incredible new Nexus 7 (2013)
    Reboots were mostly fixed in 4.3.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-06-2013 08:38 PM
  19. sfhub's Avatar
    Reboots were mostly fixed in 4.3.
    They must have fixed it by outsourcing to our nexus 7
    08-06-2013 08:46 PM
  20. rxnelson's Avatar
    They must have fixed by outsourcing to our nexus 7.
    Unfortunately it seems to be a different issue. The thinking is there was a bug in the Mali (gpu) driver or Google's implementation of it.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-06-2013 08:50 PM
  21. klobkelosh's Avatar
    This pissed off someone in xda, so I figured I'd post it here...

    I wonder what I'm doing wrong? I haven't rebooted in 4 days. I've used maps, navigation for several 35 minute commutes, earth, GPS test, GPS status and tool box, orux maps, lotus maps, not to mention Facebook and several weather apps and MY GPS STILL WORKS. All I have done is disable the GPS always on function, updated to newest play services, and made sure to have a good view of the sky every time I fire up the GPS.

    Tell me how to replicate this problem. Please. Otherwise, all I can diagnose is user error.[
    08-06-2013 08:51 PM
  22. Diknak's Avatar
    Just because you aren't having the issue yourself doesn't mean we are all idiots that are experiencing user error. This is clearly a very wide spread issue that has already garnered a response from Google that they are investigating it.

    I open any GPS tracking app: maps, ingress, map my ride, sygic, etc and dive for 45 minutes and it always drops. The icon starts blinking as it is looking for a lock, but it never gets the lock back. Restarting allows another lock, but it drops again after 45 minutes. There is no room for "user error" so your "diagnosis" is ignorant and condescending.
    nexususer99 and 1812dave like this.
    08-06-2013 10:13 PM
  23. klobkelosh's Avatar
    Just because you aren't having the issue yourself doesn't mean we are all idiots that are experiencing user error. This is clearly a very wide spread issue that has already garnered a response from Google that they are investigating it.

    I open any GPS tracking app: maps, ingress, map my ride, sygic, etc and dive for 45 minutes and it always drops. The icon starts blinking as it is looking for a lock, but it never gets the lock back. Restarting allows another lock, but it drops again after 45 minutes. There is no room for "user error" so your "diagnosis" is ignorant and condescending.
    Hey I never called anyone an *****. But point taken. The longest I have tracked the GPS for is 35 minutes, so I'll try for longer.
    08-06-2013 10:29 PM
  24. GHZSD's Avatar
    I just updated to the latest play services. Tomorrow we are traveling around 75 miles so I will give feedback. So far I have had three of these and of course they ALL have the same issue.
    08-06-2013 11:13 PM
  25. klobkelosh's Avatar
    Hey I never called anyone an *****. But point taken. The longest I have tracked the GPS for is 35 minutes, so I'll try for longer.
    So after that last post I just let it sit for an hour an lo and behold GPS lost signal. While I never meant to insult anyone, I offer my apologies nonetheless. I hope there are no hard feelings.
    08-06-2013 11:38 PM
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