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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dietcoke, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. dietcoke

    Thread Starter

    Please download "GPS Test" from the Android Market.

    List how many satellites you get "In View" and how many "In Use".

    In View: 12
    In Use: 0

    Using Samsung Vibrant....my former G1 had 8, which is why I want an EVO if it has a better GPS.

  2. symp el

    symp el Newbie

    In View: 11
    in Use: 6
  3. gtg465x

    gtg465x Newbie

    Last time I checked...

    In View: 10
    In Use: 10

    Running the new JH2 firmware.
  4. ardyer

    ardyer Android Enthusiast

    This morning on the train station platform it was:

    In View: 4-5
    In Use: 0
  5. Shelbster

    Shelbster Guest

    Just went outside my office. 10 in view - 8 in use.
  6. Galroc

    Galroc Newbie

    Outside: 7 in view - 0 in use
    with "GPS Fixes" but not the JH2 firmware
  7. phr00t

    phr00t Newbie

    Stock/original firmware, with GPS "Fixes" in LbsTestMode (+ setting Accuracy to 150):

    Satellites in view: 8-10
    Satellites in use: 4-6
    Accuracy: 16-32 feet...
    Lock time: ~40 seconds first startup, 10 seconds thereafter

    I've had these results over a span of a few days... I'd like my satellites to stay locked (they are constantly being dropped and re-locked), but it doesn't really affect the overall accuracy... so all in all, I am mostly satisfied with my Captivate's GPS performance.
  8. thindery

    thindery Well-Known Member

    Last night standing outside my front door the best I got "steady" was:
    In view: 9
    In Use: 7

    For a split second about 3 times it was
    In view: 10
    In Use: 8

    This is stock rom.. rooted. and standing outside for about 5 minutes total to get the max.

    I am going to try to reflash the updated firmware (JH2) and test at the same location, and at the same time. I will see if any improvements and let you guys know.

Samsung Captivate Forum

The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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