GPS problems?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by n813ca, May 18, 2010.

  1. n813ca

    n813ca Well-Known Member
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    Anyone else having a hard time with their GPS unless they are outside? Even if by a window I can't get GPS
     

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  2. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member
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    It needs 3 or more satellites to "triangulate" on. My guess is that there aren't 3 satellites within the narrow field of view of a window.
     
  3. n813ca

    n813ca Well-Known Member
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    yeah, but it should. Hand helds can do it and and other phones can. Just not the Droid?
     
  4. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member
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    Mine can get fixes indoors, but it depends on the particular indoors...doesn't always work. I've had other phones and Garmin-type units that have been unable to get GPS fixes indoors, or even outdoors in downtown San Francisco in between a bunch of skyscrapers...that's just how it is.
     
  5. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member
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    I've had mine tell me I was in the Atlantic off the coast of NC. I was driving in Ohio.... It's a little flakey some days, but most of the time it's pretty good. Inside you're going to get mixed results. Some buildings are more radio transparent than others.
     
  6. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member
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    check out GPS Test to get awesome real time GPS data - # satellites, strength, location in sky, etc.

    see what it reports while inside.
     

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