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Google Maps location not accurate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tripwire's_hero, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. tripwire's_hero

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    Hey all - quick question.

    I opened google maps and my location is not accurate at all. I understand that if I turn on gps options it becomes much more accurate, but it's a real battery eater. -- coming from a 2 year old samsung mysto on Helio network that ran google maps down to the meter for me (and only needed to be recharged every 4 days) it seems like this should work better.

    Am I missing something? That little mysto couldn't have been running active GPS pinging the whole time. What made it so much better at locating?
     

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  2. radioz

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    Well, if you don't turn on GPS it will try to use cell-tower triangulation to figure out where you are.

    How far off are you?
     
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