Last Updated: Oct 17,2010
Any GPS bugs like the Galaxy S series is having?
That is an especially good question. More specifically, are there any GPS bugs like the Samsung Epic 4G is having? (These are different bugs than the Epic's GSM-based Galaxy S cousins are having. The Epic has a different GPS chip, the same multifunction Qualcomm QSC6085 that the Transform has.)
If the Epic's GPS bugs propagate to the Transform, that is really bad news because it means that Samsung and Sprint have not fixed the root cause in its GPS firmware. If these bugs are not present in the Transform, that implies that maybe the Epic's GPS will get fixed.
To test the GPS it is useful to download the GPS Test app from Market.
There are at least two bugs to look for, with the following symptoms:
1) After the GPS is not used for a day, can it get a lock on multiple satellites used?
2) If a lock is achieved, what is the estimated accuracy reported? If it is uniformly 30.0 meters (98.4 feet), that is a bug. The estimate should be dynamic.
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