GPS is not as accurate as blackberry bold

hqyin

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I switched to Atrix from BB bold. The website browsing experience and apps are much better on the Atrix. Message management and typing is not as easy as the BB bold, but I think I just need time to get used to it. I do notice two problems for the Atrix
1. The GPS accuracy on the Atrix is very bad. I am able to get 3 feet accuracy from the BB bold. The Atrix shows hundreds feet blue circles in the same locations.
2. I tested the internet speed using speedtest.net. At the same location, with 4 H+ bars, the download and upload speeds are same with iphone 4. Should we expect Atrix is much fast?
 

justinangil

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The blue circles means your GPS is not on and the Atrix is using cell towers as a tringular coordination to get your estimated location.

You can go to Settings > Location & Security to turn on GPS Satellites.
 

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1. The GPS accuracy on the Atrix is very bad. I am able to get 3 feet accuracy from the BB bold. The Atrix shows hundreds feet blue circles in the same locations
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As recommended, make sure GPS is on. I'm getting 3ft sitting in my office right now

2. I tested the internet speed using speedtest.net. At the same location, with 4 H+ bars, the download and upload speeds are same with iphone 4. Should we expect Atrix is much fast?

Most likely "4G" is in your area and backhaul just hasn't been completed yet. Once the backhaul is complete, you SHOULD see better speeds

Welcome to the world of Android!!!
 

hqyin

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I will try to turn on satellite GPS. But I believe my BB bold was only working on the ATT network triangulation mode for GPS. It gave my 3-meters accuracy most of the time.
 

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I will try to turn on satellite GPS. But I believe my BB bold was only working on the ATT network triangulation mode for GPS. It gave my 3-meters accuracy most of the time.

I may be wrong, but I don't think you can manually disable the GPS on a BB. It just activates itself when you're in an app that needs it.
 

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