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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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What information does Chrome/Android send to Google to discover my “WiFi based” location?

Their commercial geolocation API doc says it needs a list of every WiFi access point around, with, for each of them: MAC address, ESSID signal strength, a few others. Common devices probably ...
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Set Android device default install location to external SD card [duplicate]

I have Samsung GalaxyS2. Is there a way to set the default install location to SD card of all downloaded apps from play store.
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location history on android maxx showing 10.5 miles away from supposed location [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me if the location history can bee off by 10.5 miles with WiFi and GPS on while indoors? Thanks
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Google location services time of day is two hours ahead.

Google location services time of day is two hours ahead. How do I change that? Also, can you change the settings so it doesn't report so often when you are on the road?
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A way to get location coordinates from command line

I'm looking for a command line, or a series of commands that can dump or list the latitude and longitude on a rooted device. I connect to a device using ADB shell. A way that will cause the ...
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Can the motion-detector and gyro be used to track the phone's location after a GPS fix?

Once a location has been fixed or approximated via GPS and Wifi, it seems it should be relatively straightforward to track the phone's approximate location with the motion detector until another fix ...
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How to read geolocation using adb shell

Is it possible to read geolocation data (either one provided by GPS or by GSM) using adb shell?
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Constant location requests from Facebook - how to turn off?

My location request icon is constantly on. When I hit the location request notification, it tells me that Facebook and Google Play Services are high battery usage. When I force stop Facebook, the ...
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Android to Android default file save

I recently transferred some files from a friend's Android phone to mine, via a cable connection. I now can't find the files on my phone - would someone be able to tell me the default file save ...
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Removed an Xposed module but still causing conflict

I installed Disable Location Consent and have been having GPS issues where I cannot actually use High Accuracy mode so I removed this module but the problem still remains. Are there remnants of the ...
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Using Google Location Services [closed]

I'm looking for a way to track the whereabouts of a number of phones and update them on a central computer. I was told that there is a way to do this without creating a mobile app - that there are ...
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Why does my android phone think it was in Japan? [duplicate]

According to google.com/locationhistory, I was in Tokyo in February. It could be that I had so much saké I'm forgetting something important, but as far as I know I've never been to Japan. Other ...
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How is country detected? Shazam behaves differently on 2 phones

I have 2 phones Nexus 4 linked credit card from eastern european country linked google account connected to wifi from eastern european country Xperia Z1 no linked credit cards linked other ...
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My Llama is stupid. It doesn't learn places

I just have installed Llama and it doesn't learn places. I'm going to Areas then I'm selecting Start recognizing area And I select how long. Once I do that below the Area (p.e Home) appears a text ...
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Battery impact of Android always on wifi location scanning

Google Now is popping up a card that reads: Improve my location For more accurate location, let Google search for Wi-Fi connections, even when Wi-Fi is off. Is this likely to have an impact ...
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How do I add more locations for weather updates in Google Now?

Currently, Google Now shows me weather updates of my home and work locations. However, I want to add more locations for weather updates. But I couldn't find any setting regarding the same? Is it ...
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Why doesn't Google Now's place-specific reminders remember my home location?

I have my home and work locations set. These show up accurately in Google Maps and also in Google Now if I go "Wand" -> "Places" at the bottom. However, whenever I go to set a place-specific ...
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Google Location history showing me in another continent? Did someone hack me? [duplicate]

I've just found out about Google Location history and it correctly displays all the places I've been to in Bolivia to-a-T. Really accurate. What concerns me is that there is a dot in Beking, ...
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Google maps location History is placing me in a different hotel [duplicate]

My wife thinks that when I am on a business trip I stay at a different hotel than I told her, I stayed at a bar all night and left my car at the corporate office over night. All of this is from ...
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How to be alerted when to get off the train?

Let's say I'm playing a game, reading a book, surfing the net or watching a video and I'm getting close to my stop. Is there some way (perhaps an app) that can alert me that it's time to get off? ...
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App showing wrong location

When I text my husband, using instant messenger it shows I'm somewhere other than my home. Why is this happening and how do I stop it ? He pulled my location up on his phone using Google maps and it ...
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Google location

Using a Samsung galaxy 4s. I'm using Google location. I pulled location history and broke it down by the minute. GPS was not on only mobile data and location services. I drove through and area and it ...
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Google location history wildly inaccurate [duplicate]

I may have set a new world record in travel according to Google location history. I've noted that on Wed, 18th March 2014 I was in Sydney at 5:28pm, then in Sale Morocco at 6:06pm, then back in Sydney ...
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How can I track my location and phone logs?

As an experiment, I would like to track the following things: Location Phone logs Text messages I have a Nexus 4 running KitKat (CyanogenMod, rooted), and I would prefer to export to CSV or ...
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Gmaps location not obtained while using ART

I've been trying to get the current location on my Nexus 5. When I click on the location button on the bottom right corner it keeps showing "waiting for location", but nothing happens. But it ...
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Fresh Cyanogenmod install, location doesn't work

Yesterday I installed Cyanogenmod using the one click install on my Nexus 4. There is a little problem though: when using location in the battery saving mode, when it only uses cell and wifi signals ...
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How does Google find devices for Android Device Manager?

I've seen the news story a few weeks ago that Google has finally implemented a feature similar to Apple's Find My iPhone. The weird thing is that Google says that somehow magically all old devices ...
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An app to improve my home location on Google map?

About six months ago I've found an android app (Developed by Google), with which we can fine-tune our location on google map upto our bed room corners. If any body understand about which I'm talking ...
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Google play wrong country [duplicate]

Please help I bought a Nexus 7 but an update has changed my Google Play Store to Switzerland. How do I get it back to English currency?
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Is there any way (or any iOS or Android app) which i can use to change the current location of my mobile device to be detected as a US location?

I want to test a mobile application which has map search and directions functionality, i.e driving directions from the current location. Is there any way in which i can change the current location of ...
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Viber location incorrect

I have a problem with Viber Location Finder. My GF travelled from Rome to Milano today and when she writes me from Milano, its shows that she is still in Rome at the old loacation. I know for a fact ...
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Why does Google Now display my “Home” and “Work” locations inaccurately?

I'm in my home all day, every day, as are my internet-capable devices such as phone, Chromebook, etcetera, etcetera. Yet, when I click the magic wand at the bottom of Google Now (settings), it ...
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Location History Accuracy? [duplicate]

Ok, I have a big problem! My fiance says he was at lunch while google location history shows that for over an hour he was in the hotel next door to the restaurant. He has a Galaxy 3. The dots at the ...
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Differences in Geo-Location Accuracy

In an application I am building I am using "Fused Location Provider". When the phone is in a WiFi network I am getting an accurate location value (within 14 meters). When the phone is in EDGE Network ...
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How to add street and time as text to a photo?

I am looking for a way to automatically add the street address and current time as text to a photo. Failing that, I'm looking for a way to post-process any photo I choose to add that information as ...
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Google Maps does not support “geo:” intents, any alternative that does?

In Android Firefox (or HTML viewer), when you click on such a Geo URI link: <a href="geo:37.786971,-122.399677;u=35">Wikimedia Headquarters</a> ... you are asked what Map app to use. ...
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whats the use of my places in android 4.3?

I noticed there is my places under location services. It saves the office home and car location by a format I specify (wwfi bluetooth or map). How is this used in android? Am I able to find my car ...
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Where should issues with Google Play Services (e.g., fused location provider) be reported?

Google is bundling a number of services, including Location Services, in the Google Play Services application instead of including them in the open-source Android platform. Main reasons behind this ...
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How to display current location on the home screen?

In my old phone I had a setting called "Area Info - cell information". When enabled it would show the location information next to the mobile network name, like: Vodafone Foobar Street I can't ...
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How to periodically send GPS location to a mysql server over HTTP?

I am looking for a way to send every x seconds my gps location to my mysql db. What I need is the lat/long, speed and direction. I want that my phone send it to a website. So every x seconds it will ...
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Location woes on HTC

If the NSA tracks me via my HTC phone, they must think I am strange... My location never updated. Ever. I tried removing the cache from News and Weather. Tried using GPS. Tried using WiFi. Nothing ...
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Why has my location history stopped working?

From the time that Google Maps updated to the newest version, my device (Samsung Galaxy S3) no longer logs my location history althrought I have turned it on. I have tried uninstalling updates and ...
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How to find nearest cell tower location?

I need to find the nearest cell tower to my current location. I found my current location using GPS, but I need to get the location of the nearest tower to me.
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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How did my device know where I am located even though my GPS was turned off? [duplicate]

So I was testing some functionality levels with Facebook Check-In feature on an Android device (Galaxy S2) and I noticed something strange. Even though my GPS was turned off, When I Checked-In on the ...
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Google Now suggest I leave work early every day

I have flexible working hours. My work days are eight hours. I usually arrive at work between 8 and 10 am. That means I should leave at 4 pm or 6 pm. Google Now, however, insist that I should leave ...
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Maps location out by 12,742km - the other side of the world

OK, I am mystified. We used to live in the UK. Two plus years ago we moved to New Zealand. My wife has just bought a brand new samsung galaxy note 10.1 (running 4.0). I have installed 4.2 on my ...
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Enable Location Services via Remote Control

I always disable (Google) Location Services on my phone because they are always drain a lot battery (probably because my mobile Internet is very slow). But in case I lose my phone I can't use any ...
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GPS location log

I had GPS enabled on my phone one night and I'm trying to find a log on my phone of where I was and when (don't ask!). I didn't have WiFi or data on so the cache.wifi and cache.cell files are ...
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Full Google apps access to location needed for maps with GPS?

I have a HTC One S with Android 4.1.1 installed. I recently got the "google settings" app and checked the settings in there. Under the field "location" is a switch to "Let google apps access your ...