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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dubbin1, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Dubbin1

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    I have seen some concerns on how long it takes to acquire a GPS signal and I will tell you on the GN its almost immediately. Sitting in my house it acquired the signal so fast I didn't even see it pause.
     

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    not only is it almost immediate, but very accurate too. best i've had on a phone to date!
     
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    Agrred. Instant, accurate lock in my office building. All other phones have taken some time to lock in.
     
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    On my previous Android phones I could see the GPS icon chugging away in the notification bar until it locked. I don't see anything like that now on my GNex (for example, when I open Google Maps) except a steady icon in the upper left of the notification bar. Is that the GPS icon?
     
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    Nice, thanks for testing. Will try on the way home from work.
     
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    Have to say, it locked immediately for me as well.
     
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    yes, that is the GPS icon you see
     
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    so im guessing samsung fixed their GPS problems? good to hear!
     
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    Must be that barometer :)
     
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    berryomeaters ROCK!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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    there were no GPS issues with any of the SGS2 devices.
    i do believe the barometer is helping it a bit.
     
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    I didn't lock on immediately, but it was much quicker than previous Sammys.
     
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    How about with Wifi turned off? ICS may be cheating....
     
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    Same here; but then again a sextant locks on faster than my Craptivate did...
     
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    With wifi turned off I get a lock in between 9 - 60 seconds (use "GPS Status" in the market, it has a setting to tell you how long the device took to get a lock- measured from the command activating the GPS to when a lock is achieved so it is accurate). If you reset the A-GPS data with "Gps Status" or a similarly functional app, it helps a lot. It was taking me > 30 seconds, now it is averaging about 10.
     
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