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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by richardhughes, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. richardhughes

    richardhughes Lurker
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    Hello All

    I have a WiFi only Android Tablet. Does anybody know how it figures out where it is? Is it by the IP address of the WiFi or by the GPS, or a mixture of both?

    If so, would connecting via a VPN in my desired country enable me to override the location?

    If you are wondering, my aim is to get my Sony Tablet S working whilst in China.

    EDIT: I am willing to root if need be.

    Thank you very much for your time,

    Richard Hughes
     



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  2. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert

    If it's for the purpose of "tricking" an app into thinking you're in the US, it's based on the location of the network you're connecting through. For Netflix, many people use a US VPN to make them think you're in the US.
     
  3. richardhughes

    richardhughes Lurker
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    Excelent, I thought that may be it. I'll give it a try and let you know.

    Thanks,

    Richard
     
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