Most Android devices have a built-in GPS receiver. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and is a space-based satellite navigation system mainly used to obtain the device's current location, but it also provides time information.

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Direct VISIBLE connection required for GPS?

I am confused by the type of connection GPS requires. Some people say it requires a direct visible connection to the satellite, while others only refer to a direct connection without the specific need ...
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what is the GPS accuracy for android phones?

i need to know what is the accuracy of the GPS sensor for Samsung Galaxy S 3 and Nexus 4 . i need to know how much its accuracy, I didn't find the information which i need, ex: how many meters the ...
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GPS Chip and GPS Service on Android Phones

Whether I use Google's location services or similar services provided by some third-party software, do I still need to manually enable anything by selecting one of the settings options, as shown ...
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GPS and icons on the Android notification bar

I've read that the phone can use GPS, and if not Wi-Fi, and if not cellular triangulation to determine your location. How do I check what the phone thinks my location is? Also, how come I am not ...
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Power draw from GPS - Does granularity affect amount of power drawn?

We all know that GPS draws a considerable amount of battery power. Does anyone know of any studies that test the "granularity" of a GPS signal with how much battery is consumed? I'm not talking ...
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Galaxy Gio doesn't find GPS satellites after minutes of searching

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Gio (GT-S5660). When I try to connect to the GPS satellites, 75% of the time the built-in GPS is unable to locate me within a few minutes. I keep seeing the blinking ...
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Galaxy Y gps chipset model

I'm trying to find the manufacturer / model of gps chipset used in my galaxy Y. Can anyone help me?
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Cost of using AGPS for satellite location

Can anyone tell me, if I want to use GPS or AGPS with an app to locate a satellite for TV reception, will I be charged for the data. I'm thinking of buying a Huawei g300 Pay as you go from Vodaphone ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get GPS signal

My Samsung Galaxy S2 takes a long time to get a GPS signal (maybe around 5 minutes). Anyone know why and what can I do about it?
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Enabling GPS flag on android preferences: what is the battery impact?

Even if there are many questions regarding Android and GPS my doubt is really specific to the user level location settings. Supposing I've enabled the GPS settings, say from the Power Control widget, ...
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How can I use my android GPS in my notebook through USB?

How can I use my Android GPS in my notebook through USB? My notebook doesn't have bluetooth, and the wireless is not working.
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Google's location-based services versus third-party services

Since Google offers various location-based services for which it uses its maps, known as Google Maps, what is so special about third party software programs that also provide location-based services? ...
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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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Stop Facebook using GPS

I have set location to off but I can see it is still trying to use GPS from the icon in the top left corner. Where in the settings can I switch this off for Facebook only? Despite Messenger location ...
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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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Connect Android GPS with Computer

Is this possible to connect my Android's GPS with my computer? I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit running Froyo.
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How accurate is the GPS in my Mobile Phone?

I was wondering how accurate is the GPS is in my HTC Desire Android compared to a dedicated hand held GPS unit or in car satnav? The reason I ask is that I have read articles complaining that the ...
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CM7 GPS works randomly, no rhyme or reason, is there a fix?

I have the Incredible and here are the specs: CyanogenMod 7.1.0 Stable Baseband: 2.15.00.07.28 I can't seem to get my GPS to run in a stable manner. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. ...
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How can I race against a GPX track?

I'm using the Strava app to record segments I ride. It would be very helpful in trying to beat existing KOMs to be able to upload GPX file(s) to my phone and have audible feedback during each segment ...
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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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GPS issues, location permission - one app only

One app (Dino Dominion) will not register location but will express this complaint: "In order to register your location, please turn the location permission setting on in the application settings." ...
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Cannot enable GPS on G510

I have an Android G510 running 2.3.4 but cannot access the GPS. In "Location & Security" there is no GPS item, just "Use wireless networks". Can anyone help please Is there any test I can do to ...
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How to get maps for off-line usage?

I spent almost entire day looking for decent apps for maps (decent = free, up to date, being open-source is a plus). I ended up with TrekBuddy, GoPenS, RMaps, Maverick, OruxMaps (the emphasized ones ...
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Is there an Android app that can use the GPS to track my location, distance, and time traveled on a map?

I have a few use cases for this - running or walking to track distance and time, hiking to know if I'm backtracking on myself, and driving aimlessly (well, when gas prices are cheaper than they are ...
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How to 'record' a trip - places I visited?

I am going for a trip for 3 weeks and I want to record all the places I visited using my Android mobile. I most likely I won't have data connectivity - only GPS. If I don't find anything else I will ...
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Why are my photographs not stored with GPS location?

I'm currently on vacation and used my Samsung Galaxy S 2 to take a couple hundred photographs. I'm running the stable CyanogenMod 9 and have the Store Location option enabled in the Camera app. I ...
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Google Maps not showing actual location

Google Maps is not showing my actual location. It shows me as being nearby (almost a kilometer away). What can the problem?
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Can I turn off wifi, GPS, etc. on Android phone overnight?

I'd like for my Android phone to automatically turn off some features overnight to save battery, and re-enable them in the morning. Among the things I'd like to turn do: Turn off wifi Turn off the ...
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How to import GPS coordinates track for using offline

I have a map (GPS coordinates) of a route. The coordinates are in TRK,GPX,KMZ,PLT formats. During my trip I will not have internet connection, so I can't upload the map too GoogleMaps and use it. Is ...
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GPS not working on Galaxy S II

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. My GPS doesn't work. It just says "Waiting for location" the whole time. At first when I bought the phone, I think it worked correctly, but now it doesn't. I tried: ...
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GPS problem on Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

I've written an app that relies heavily on GPS. It works fine on HTC and other manufacturers apart from Samsung. Does Samsung or more particularly the Ace 2 have a known problem with GPS lock? It ...
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Is there a way to display Interstate Rest Areas on Google Maps Navigation?

I've had several instances where this information would have been useful when navigating w/ Moto Droid, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to get to interstate (USA) rest areas in Google Maps ...
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How do I determine which app is accessing GPS in Jelly Bean [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check which app uses GPS on Galaxy Nexus? I have the same question as this one, except the answers provided do not work with Jelly Bean. The first answer requires ...
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Why is Google Maps always running in the background?

I'm running on JB. The Google Maps application always seems to have 2 instances running in the background inspite of turning the GPS off. Is there a clean solution to prevent it from ever running in ...
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Why does GPS not work in a train?

GPS signal strength is Zero while I'm in a (electric) train. Why is does my device not get a GPS fix in a train?
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Disable display countdown during the use of Google Maps

When I use Google Maps for my Samsung Galaxy S, after a while the display goes dark and the GPS disconnects. Is there a way to disable the display countdown during the usage of Google Maps?
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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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What's the easiest way to paste my current address or zip-code into a web field in my browser?

Many web services have you dump your zip code (e.g. radio station locators) or address (for bus directions) into some fields on a form to give you information. Obtaining this data seems tedious (go ...
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why does my GPS not work in Italy without WiFi?

Currently travelling at the moment with my Asus Transformer tf300tg. I don't have a sim card in it, but whenever I have WIFI access, I'll download the Google Offline maps and this is convenient cause ...
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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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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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Easiest way for testing the internal GPS

What is the easiest way to verify that the internal GPS module of an android device works correctly (possibly before buying some expensive navigation software)? Geotagging a foto? Running some free ...
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GPS reboots the phone

When I use a GPS-intensive app (like Sport tracker or endomondo), if I turn off the screen, the phone reboots within one or two minutes. What is the problem? What can I do? How can I check the ...
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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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GPS issues in Verizon phones (Droid and LG)> [closed]

Does anyone knows about a GPS issue which requires installing a specific software update on Verizon phones, specifically Droid and LG? This update is supposedly for the Verizon navigation app and can ...
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Does GPS require clear view of sky to lock satellites?

I have been reading conflicting information about the GPS signal lock in the XDA Developers Forums. Certain users say they have to be outdoor to get any lock in to satellites, others say they could ...
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Why does it take so long for a program like Mapdroid to use the GPS to track you on a map

I was in London last week (which is outside my country, so I did not use roaming to connect to the internet to be able to use the maps application from Google). In stead , I used Mapdroid to find my ...
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How can I find out the make and model of the chips in my device?

I'm trying to find out what kind of GPS receiver is in my phone. Every spec sheet is vague on this. I can easily find out what kind Soc or CPU it has, but parts like GPS and FM receivers, Bluetooth ...
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How do I share latitude & longitute of a starred location in Google Maps?

The question title speaks for itself. How the heck do I do that in Google Maps. If I try to share a starred location, I get a link but not the coordinates.