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GPS Power Saving Feature RC33 ?? or GPS-Killer

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by justjimjpc, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. justjimjpc

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    I had noticed strange things with GPS... The Icon would appear and disappear from the status-bar. I would think that if I didnt see it .. then GPS was not enabled ... so I would go toggle it ....

    But It seems after the RC33 update the radio must not be active until an app requests connection ... If I place the GPS-using app in the background the GPS-Icon diappears for the Status-Bar ... and I believe you loose active fix ... when you return to the GPS-using app the Icon reappears ... but now has to re-establish it's fix again ...

    This is a not great for gps dependent apps ... But I think this may have been a boon for saving battery ....

    Anyone else with thoughts on the impact .... ???
     

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    I noticed the icon appearing and disappearing, too. Sometimes it even stays on after I have switched the GPS off. Not sure what is going on but it confuses things.
     

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