So after getting incredibly frustrated, I decided to post my rant about GPS and battery life.... The GPS is NOT "always on." This is just a misconception. A better term is "Always Enabled." What happens when you have GPS "on" is the Android OS gives applications access to the GPS chip [When they need it]. There is NOT a constant GPS lock, and your GPS chip is NOT always running. The only time that the GPS chip will be active and draining battery is when a location-enabled application asks for it (Such as Google Maps, Navigation, Footprints, etc.) You will know when your GPS is actually on when the Location icon shows a white "dish" with green lines. The icon with the cross hairs means that your location is shown for 911 operators. (It's always there). So, in summary, stop blaiming GPS for your battery issues. Unless you have a rogue app running that is using the GPS, it's not your problem, the app is.