11-03-2011 01:02 AM
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  1. ohiomoto's Avatar
    Valid concern that won't be addressed until the phone is actually released. It's a question that can not be answered yet.

    BTW, the GPS on my wife's Fascinate GPS works fine. My VZ Pre Plus, not so well.
    11-01-2011 11:31 AM
  2. linzgeneral's Avatar
    I don't think anybody will be able to answer the OPs question since nobody except tester have used the device as a daily driver yet. I am sure GPS will be fine, Samsung has come a long way with their devices since they started. Not too sure but I don't think I have heard any issues about the SGS2 having GPS issues like the SGS did. Anyway again not too sure if the issue was hardware or software related but this device will be AOSP and all the other devices that had issues were TouchWiz so maybe this will come into play also. I wouldn't worry about it Google and Samsung have put a lot into this device. After all this device is pretty much the holy grail of Android!!!! Everybody who's into Android wants a Nexus and if they tell you otherwise they're lying!
    I have the Sprint Galaxy S2 - Epic Touch. The GPS is atrocious and utterly unreliable. I had never experienced this with any of many HTC phones. I don't even try to us it.
    11-02-2011 09:43 PM
  3. linzgeneral's Avatar
    That's what I said, the SGS was pretty much the only Samsung phones with GPS problems...

    That's absolutely not true. The epic touch I am typing this message on has bad GPS issues that have me a half mile away from my actaul location consistently. I have seen many complaints about the Charge GPS issues as well. All you have to do is check the forums, you will see for yourself. This is the only phone with bad GPS and my first Samsung. Even most of those who get there God to work have to perform a work around. I use to hear about the Galaxy S gps issues and couldn't fathom how that was possible. Sadly, I know now. My phone is great but has a bad GPS and heating up problem.
    11-02-2011 09:54 PM
  4. linzgeneral's Avatar
    It really seems like Samsung has a bad rep with GPS. You heard things like:
    I'm gonna get the SGS2 but I hope it doesn't have a bad GPS like the SGS!
    And look what we have here, we got a perfectly functioning GPS on it.

    Yet you don't hear things like:
    I'm gonna get the HTC Holiday but I hope it doesn't have a bad GPS like the Inspire!
    And the Holiday will most likely have good GPS as bad GPSes aren't much of a common problem for high end phones.

    The point is that I wouldn't base my judgement of a phone off the older version because, well, that's why they make a newer version in the first place: to improve on issues that the last generation had.
    I wish what you said was true, the GPS on my Samsung GS2 is horrible to the point of being useless. If I reset the phone enough times and stay in the same location for a while it actually finds my correct location. Usually it gives me the location from the day before. The funny thing is it got a perfect lock when I nervously checked it about twenty minutes after I bought the phone. That was one of the few times I have gotten a true reading. I did notice that it is wrong but consistently wrong.
    For instance when I check it at home it always give me the same neighborhood a half mile away. At work it consistently gives the same spot a half of a mile out in the river...lol...
    11-02-2011 10:08 PM
  5. richardpandy's Avatar
    My droid charge has pathetic GPS which makes Google Maps Navigation almost unusable. Sometimes it will lockin within 2-5 minutes, other times not for 20 minutes, it's pathetic. If this phone doesn't have a good GPS, I won't be purchasing it. It's absolutely ridiculous to not have such a basic thing solid by now. I use Google Maps navigation just about everyday at work so it is essential for my next phone.
    11-02-2011 10:39 PM
  6. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I wish what you said was true, the GPS on my Samsung GS2 is horrible to the point of being useless. If I reset the phone enough times and stay in the same location for a while it actually finds my correct location. Usually it gives me the location from the day before. The funny thing is it got a perfect lock when I nervously checked it about twenty minutes after I bought the phone. That was one of the few times I have gotten a true reading. I did notice that it is wrong but consistently wrong.
    For instance when I check it at home it always give me the same neighborhood a half mile away. At work it consistently gives the same spot a half of a mile out in the river...lol...
    Well, I'm guessing you were unlucky and just had a unit with a bad GPS. I hear from most people that their GPS's work flawlessly and Cory even stated that he was glad to see the E4GT's GPS locks on quickly. Also why did you post 2 times in a row to say the same message?
    11-03-2011 01:02 AM
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