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GPS starts up when launching Web Browser?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DDave, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. DDave

    DDave Well-Known Member
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    Anyone know why, when I launch the browser (the droid is not rooted or modified in anyway) I get the GPS icon in my notification bar?

    Then sometimes it will not do this or the icon will go away after a minute or so.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member
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    Is google.com the start page when it does show up?
     
  3. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
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    If so, its a built-in "feature", to allow for "current location based searches". You can disable it. It should only be active to get a current location, and then turn itself off.
     
  4. justinoverdorf

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    Agreed...although the Location based search is very convenient.
     
  5. DDave

    DDave Well-Known Member
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    Us, it is the default page. I guess I just never noticed it before.
     
  6. justinoverdorf

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    Yeah, You can change it to the default ones they have or you can make your own with RingDroid.
     
  7. crankerchick

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    i let mine do the location find but i have it using the cell network, and not gps. that way is accurate to the city, but not my exact gps location.
     

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