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GPS on EVO 4G fails outside USA

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JeffinCA, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. JeffinCA

    JeffinCA Member
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    I recently visited Sint Maarten in the Caribbean and noticed that the GPS in my EVO 4G was not working correctly.

    Not only did it take far longer to get a lock, the reported position, speed and altitude were incorrect.

    I took some pictures of the various screens in my CoPilot navigation software that shows the problem. My camera has a GPS built-in and the JPEG Comment fields have location information that is accurate to about 50 feet. If you want to see where I actually was when I took the pictures, IrfanView and other picture viewers will link to Google Earth (you'd have to download the picture from Flickr).

    Please note that I did have better satellite views (3 above the mid-line) the day before when I didn't have my camera available, and the reported status was worse (500+ mph and an altitude over 1,500 feet when I was barely above sea level).

    The GPS chip in the phone provides text strings with latitude, longitude, speed, altitude, etc., so I can't blame the navigation software.

    A small photo album on Flickr shows some of what I saw. EVO 4G GPS Errors - a set on Flickr

    Has anyone noticed (or explained) this behavior?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jeff
     



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  2. acunn1

    acunn1 Newbie

    I was going to suggest the network you were on having anything to do with the error...
     

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