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Old May 7th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GPS Issues - Unsafe?

Has anyone ever brought up that Samsung's widespread GPS issues are a potential safety issue. A life threatening one. If I'm not mistaken, don't all phones require 911 GPS capability now days? Well if the GPS is not working or very intermittent, 911 is going to have a hard time finding someone in an emergency. This alone should have Samsung rushing to get their GPS problems fixed ASAP.

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Old May 7th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually not sure this is 100% accurate.
The on board GPS is separate from AGPS. AGPS uses the cell sites / netowrk to triangulate your position. This still works and is not dependent on the device on board GPS.
So its possible to get a general location even if the on board GPS is not working properly.
Im sure i am missing some important detail but you get the gist of it.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a lot of GPS issues on my Epic Touch, however I was able to fix by purchasing a Galaxy Nexus
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Old May 21st, 2012, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My S2's GPS works great. Used it to and from the beach this weekend and didnt have one problem.
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Mine has problems only very rarely. On that rare occasion that it won't lock I use the app fast reboot, then go back into maps and it locks fast. Works every time for me.
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The Samsung Epic 4G Touch is Sprint's Galaxy S II device. Originally said to be named the Samsung Within, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch is a continuance of the name of Sprint's original Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Epic 4G. The Epic 4G Touch wil... Read More

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