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Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, like your Android device.

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Can apps know where you are even without GPS?

I've noticed that Google Maps, for instance, can guess where you are using phone towers or something even when GPS is turned off. Does this apply to 3rd party apps? Can any app figure out where you ...
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Is it possible to enable Location Services via Shell?

Is it possible to enable Location Services(GPS or Google NetworkLocation) via ADB or Terminal Emulator? I'm on a rooted Phone. Extra Points: Is it also possible to change other system-related ...
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mobile maps crazy location history

I am having the same issue another user had (the question was labeled "too vague" and closed). I guess I'll give it a try. I'm not exactly sure when it happened. Originally my location history was ...
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Using the GPS instead of Google Location Services in Chrome

I do not consent to Google collecting constant background information about my position at all times through their Google Location Service program. So I have got that option disabled. I can get just ...
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Stop Evernote from using Location based services?

Here is a screenshot from Evernote app: How do I stop Evernote from using this service? I have looked around the settings but did not find anything.
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How can I get location detection working on my Pocket TV?

I have an Infinitec Pocket TV (PTV1000 running Android 4.0.4, build ICS02A) and none of the location detection settings seem to work. Whenever I click the my location icon in Google Maps, I get this ...
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Is it possible to set device's Latitude and Longitude using ADB SHELL?

I know how to set locatlon for emulators using device configuration interface from Motodoev Studio for example. But, how I can set locatlon for a device?
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How to mark messages from Field Trip as read?

Maybe it's just me, but how does one mark messages as being read in Field Trip? I was using it today and they same landmark popped up multiple times through out the day. I can't seem to find a way ...
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Are there location tracking apps that would send data to my server?

Are there any Android apps that would track my location (at regular intervals, like every hour) and send coordinates directly to my server, without revealing this data to any third party?
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How can I find out what app is using my GPS from the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check which app uses GPS on Galaxy Nexus? I saw the location icon at the top while on the home screen of my Galaxy Nexus. There were only two running apps and I ...
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Can prolonged use of the GPS cause adverse affects?

What happens when the GPS runs continuously (more than 5 hours) in an Android device? Can it cause the battery or GPS receiver to overheat? Will it be able to keep determining my location correctly ...
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Is there a way to get GPS to work without Google Location Service constantly enabled?

The GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 cannot find my current location whenever Google Location Service is disabled. I have it disabled most of the time because my battery drains much faster when the ...
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Youmail visual voicemail in a foreign country?

Youmail is one of my favorite apps to get voicemail to download onto my phone. However, I am now in Israel for the year, but I would still like to be able to use it. The way it seems to work right ...
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How can I get the location to update again in my News and Weather widget?

On my Galaxy Nexus running stock Jellybean 4.1.1 the News & Weather widget thinks I'm in Hong Kong airport, and has for the last week. I have been to Hong Kong airport 3 times in the last month ...
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Android mobile location coverage around the world? [closed]

I have an Android application which I hope to promote in developing/emerging markets for crowdsourced mobile work. Reliable location detection is a major part of some of the scenarios. I understand ...
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Is there a service/application that will allow a “friend” to retrieve my location from my phone without my involvement?

I'd like to allow my wife to query my location whenever she's curious. There are no trust issues here, so I don't care about acknowledging/approving her "ping" request, whenever she wants to know she ...
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Automatically notify people when I leave/reach a location

Does anyone know of a way to automatically send a notification when I arrive or leave a location? For example, I'd like to send a notification to my wife whenever I leave the office. Does anyone ...
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android network provider always returns longitude value as -1.0E-5 but latitude value seems ok (e.g. 37.56003)

One android LBS app on HTC wildfire A3366 (G8) with android v2.2 (including google GMS service package), while using the GSM SIM card of China Mobile always runs great to get valid network geolocation ...
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HTML5 geolocation does not work with GPS in stock browser

I am using a Motorola XOOM2 ME with Android 3.2.2. Location settings are: no Wifi as source, but GPS as source enabled. Browser is allowed to access location. If I go to maps.google.com in the ...
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How to set Home country for Google Now?

I'm living in UK and all my apps understand it. All except Google Now. It keeps showing me cards about the rate between $ and £ or time in US (supposed to be time at home). I checked all my settings ...
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How to automatically enable WLAN when an app requests location info?

I currently have WLAN enabled all the time for triangulation, even when I'm not near an access point I can use. Is there any way to automatically enable it whenever an app requests location ...
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Is there a (decentralized) open source “Google Latitude” alternative?

Is there an open source application which allows to share my location in real time? I'm looking for a fully open source solution, that is open source client as well as open source server software. It ...
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Google Maps constantly requesting location

I'm running LBP Privacy Guard, and every 30 minutes or so I get a warning that Google Maps is trying to request my location. Why is this, and how can I prevent this?
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How do I edit my home address for Google Now/Maps/Latitude?

I just upgraded to the Galaxy Nexus. In the new Google Now, the traffic for my home destination is listed incorrectly. I also noticed that the Home address for myself under the People listing is ...
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Anything that can text geocoords?

I'd like to text someone my location so they can use something like maps.google.com and navigate to me. Any app or technique that makes this task easier than putzing around asking for the address?
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Saving a place on Google Maps account

I want to save a place in Google Maps and put description/notes on it.. When I used Symbian, after clicking on the star to add the place as favorite, I could put name and description in the place, ...
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Is there a way to use Google location service without tracking my positions constantly in background?

I want to use Google location service based on wifi or cell tower data without gathering and sending my (later anonymized) positions to Google in background when I do not explicitly make the requests. ...
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Enabling geolocation in web browser

I'm partially unable to get geolocation within a web browser. When the phone-wide "use wifi for location" box is unchecked, going to a new website the requires geolocation fails. For example, ...
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How can Google Maps accurately locate my phone when GPS is disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS? I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. ...
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Got mail from Google: Google Mobile Maps Location Reporting Reminder. How to I stop location reporting?

I just got the following mail: Google Mobile Maps Location Reporting Reminder To protect your privacy we would like you to know that Google Mobile Maps is running on your mobile device and ...
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Google Geolocation Problem with Beautiful Widgets

After boot Beautiful Widgets shows a Google Geolocation Problem notification and tells me that Google can't find my location based on the given GPS coordinates. Beautiful Widgets suggests that: "- ...
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Privacy level with an anonymous account? [duplicate]

I am interested in the currently achievable levels of privacy on an Android device. As far as I understand it, the best one can do is not to activate a Google account. However, even then significant ...
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Is the Eee Pad Transformer able to determine latitude and longitude?

Does the Eee Pad Transformer have a way to determine it's current latitude and longitude (e.g. a GPS chip)? I am writing an application where I need those values to identify, for example, if I am ...
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Google Latitude and multiple devices - How to prevent location jumping?

I have an Android smartphone and tablet which both are linked to my Google account and Latitude enabled. Since I don't carry the tablet always with me, my Latitude location sometimes jumps back and ...
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How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS?

I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. At first I though it was with the cell tower but I'm not sure it can achieve this ...
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Geofenced ring volume app?

Is there an app to set a ring volume automatically based on location? What I need is an app to switch to vibrate when I'm at home and turn the volume up when I leave home (ringing phone wakes my ...
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What are the location based alarm applications available for Android? [closed]

I want to know what apps can sound an alarm depending on my location. Obviously it would be better if the battery consumption is low. I'd be happy if the application is free but wouldn't mind ...
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Not enough time for GPS lock for geo-tagging when taking a photo

I turned on geo-tagging for photos, but the problem is that the GPS locking procedure seems to only start when I open the camera app - but it takes minutes for it to lock on a location and by that ...
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tasker (or other software) - mute or change usergroup ringtone, depending on place (by mobile cell) and time [closed]

Can I make with tasker to make a caller group silent depends on the cell information and time? Example: When I'm at home and it's after 10pm, all call need to be silent, only family calls enabled to ...
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Why does the clock think he's in Detroit?

We have brand new phones, and my husband's HTC Evo Shift 4G clock app seems to think he's in Detroit. He isn't. We've never even been to Michigan, which is probably our loss, I'm sure Michigan is ...
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How do I turn off geolocation when taking photos?

Is there a way to turn the geolocation feature for photos off? Is this per application or phone-wide? edit I have a Droid X. I would like to have geolocation off even if my gps is on. Is there a way ...
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Is there a WhosHere-style (location-based) social networking chat app for Android? [closed]

I like the WhosHere app for Apple iPhone iOS. Is there a similar social networking/chat app that uses location / gps to find people to chat or network with for Android? Here's some more info on the ...
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Why does Android have such problems remembering last know location?

I've never been able to figure out the manner in which Android remembers its last know location. If seems to remember the location from several hours ago but not several seconds ago. I think its best ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy S keep GPS location in camera taken photo metadata?

Does anyone know if Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000's camera taken photos keep information about GPS location from when they were taken? Thank you
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How may I submit a WiFi hotspot to Android's database for a better triangulation?

As we know, in order to locate our position indoors, Android utilizes the nearby Wi-Fi Hotspots' location for triangulation. But how may I submit the Wi-Fi hotspots in my neighborhood to ...
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How can I geo-tag a photo after I've taken it?

Is there an app for that? :) (For when automatic tagging fails)
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Geo-Tags get lost when uploading to picasa website

The picasa website also offfers a map, where you can see the pictures of your album. Unfortunatly the upload doesnt support geo tags. They are no more with the pictures on picasa website ;( You have ...
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How can I make my photos automatically geo-tagged?

Is there a way I can make photos taken by Camera be automatically and reliably geo-tagged, so that the location is recognised when I upload them to Flickr? I have 'GPS' enabled in the camera, but it ...
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Alternative to Google Latitude?

Like the title says, is there an easy way to share my location in real-time with friends without letting Google know where I am?
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How can I find a lost phone or help people return it?

I'm looking for an app like Where's My Droid to help locate a lost device. Ideally I'm hoping there is one that might have two specific features: The ability to display a message to the screen to ...