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Support location services: Google, Verizon or GPS?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Heelfan71, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Heelfan71

    Heelfan71 Well-Known Member
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    I figure GPS will drain your battery so I don't use mine except when using navigation. What about Verizon and Google ones? Is one better than the other
     

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  2. CharlieD

    CharlieD Well-Known Member
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    If I have the VZW location selected, the weather and clock on the home page do not update my location. If I have google location selected (and VZW unselected), they do. This past weekend I traveled from Rochester, NY to Columbus, OH and back and had a good chance to check this out. Only when I had google location selected did it know where I was.
     
  3. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #
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    I keep Google checked all the time and jockey on/off GPS for 3rd party apps only when needed.
     
  4. Casbah

    Casbah Well-Known Member
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    Ditto for me. Google is always on and GPS is on-demand. I never have the VZW option checked.
     
  5. RawlingsSc

    RawlingsSc Well-Known Member
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    I kinda figured the VZW location service had to do with VZ Navigator, but I couldn't say for sure. And since I have no desire to use VZ Navigator, I may never know. Was it there pre-2.2? I can't remember.
     
  6. gijoe411

    gijoe411 Well-Known Member
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    No, i believe that whole menu is new, and it's hard to tell what each selection does, and what effect it has on battery life.
     

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