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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Sideman View Post
As far as GPS turning on by itself, I've had my SGP5 for the best part of a year with lots of apps, and the GPS has never turned on by itself.

Most of us have loads of apps installed. Maybe one of them is doing this in the background. I don't think Google is spying on us SGP users like this. They could do this in many other, more stealthy, ways.
It was kind of sarcastic... The quote about spying that is.
As for gps turning on by itself, it has been discussed here and on abi many times. Do a search on "blinking target notification" (or something to that effect)
The device shows in the notification bar and the settings that gps is off but the gps icon is on and blinking strangly enough. I figured out that this occurence is tied to the google maps app, whether the app is running or not.
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