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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) Android Expert

    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 Android Expert

    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 Android Expert

    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 Android Expert

    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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