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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by smittythepig, May 8, 2010.

  1. smittythepig

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    So all of a sudden today I notice the weather wont update. Then I try turning on GPS. Won't turn on. The button is lit on the power dock but no icon. Also for some reason as I type this there is terrible lag. Can GPS be unavailable in certain places? I just installed gde. Don't know if that's it. Might have to hard reset?
     

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    Also, Google.navigation is now totally missing from m applications
     
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    ok, seems i have google navigation but no icon specifically for it. had to go into google maps and do directions and then select navigate. maybe that's normal on the Droid? just got it a few days ago but i'd swear i saw the google nav icon in the app menu.

    as for the gps, it activated when i chose 'navigate' within google maps. i guess it isn't supposed to always be up on the icon bar if it's not being actively used? perhaps the only problem is that the weather is just not working for some reason.
     
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    I hope you know that gps on the Droid does not work if the physical keyboard is open.
     
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    I did not know that.

    Figured the problem out. Saw something in tips that said turn on wifi, open browser then turn off wifi. Worked. My weather works again now.
     
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    ....really ? So all those times i drove with my car dock with the keyboard open using google maps it wasn't actually working ?? good to know
    /sarcasm

    The compass may not work, but gps works just fine with the keyboard open.

    Just for the record, i pulled my battery, slid open my keyboard, rebooted, and watched GPS status show the sats

    -=<> aaron <>=-
     
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    Yeah I see they fixed it but before I know it did not work.
     

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