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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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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App to track multiple devices via GPS

We have about 15 Android tablets in use in our department, and we want to be able to keep track of their locations. I've been trying to find an app that will easily track all these devices. Most of ...
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No GPS reception on Asus Slider SL101

I am the owner of an ASUS SL101 tablet, runing Android 4.0 (ICS). Using the "GPS Test" app, I cannot get any GPS signals, even when standing outside for extended periods of time. I have a standalone ...
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View live GPS tracking online during race

Are there any apps that will allow me to share my current location in real time? I'm doing a half ironman triathlon and I want to run/bike with my phone (GPS enabled) and share my progress in real ...
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Huawei G700-U10 GPS keeps enabling itself after a while

Is there a method to track which apps are turning on my GPS to access my location? I just realized today that my GPS was turned on last night. I turned it off as soon as I noticed, but then it turns ...
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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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How do I configure Google Latitude to auto-update with location regularly on a Motorola Droid?

On the surface, this is same question as this question, but I've made the changes according to that question's accepted answer and I still cannot get latitude to auto-update unless I have an app using ...
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I need a way to trace GPS trails in the background

I have tried several GPS apps over the months, but so far all have fallen short of what I want. My needs are: Takes a location at short intervals, and writes it to a file (KML or similar open ...
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Can mobile websites (not apps) access androids GPS Radio

We're creating a brief for a mobile website (not web app) and would like to know if a mobile website can access a handset's built in GPS radio to display the handset's location on a map. In short is ...
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How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?

I'd like to automatically start and stop recording a GPS track by sending an intent, e.g. from Tasker. I don't care what app is used to record the GPS track, and it's OK if I have to set it up myself ...
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Are there maps that I can download to a PC and later transfer to the android phone?

I notice that many maps vendor such as Google require user to download offline map using their android phone. At the worst case, the user need to setup internet connection point in which the android ...
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How do I get the GPS icon to show in the status bar in CM7?

Just did a fresh install of CM7 in my Incredible, it's fantastic, but whenever I turn on my GPS, it does not show in the status bar that it's on, like it does in the stock 2.2 OS. Is there a way to ...
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Is GPS replaced by A-GPS in Android latest version (4.4, 5.0)?

I have created an application that uses GPS for getting current location. I have checked my app in latest version of Android (4.4), and it is not working as it works on previous version. I saw the ...
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Is there a common GPS cache on Android?

From what I understood about Android securty all applications are separated by different user-accounts and different filesystem locations. BUT: After GPS-test has fixed my location for the first time ...
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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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What can I do when my GPS doesn't work (or if my tablet doesn't have GPS)?

The problem: I want to use an (offline|online) navigation app but: I have an Asus Transformer Prime with very bad GPS reception I have a tablet without GPS (e.g., a Nook Color) My phone has a very ...
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GPS Tracker for Android phones

Is it possible to track the GPS of Android Phone like Sony Ericsson Experia x10? This is what I want, I wanna know the location of Sony Ericsson Phone every time I misplace this phone,or I wanna ...
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Bluetooth GPS compatibility list for Android 2.2 / Archos 43 tablet?

I've been looking at a very inexpensive bluetooth GPS (DeLorme Earthmate BT-20) to pair with my Archos 43 Internet Tablet running Android 2.2. Is anyone aware of a compatibility list that I should be ...
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GPS automatically turns on

Today after i woke up and checked my phone I noticed GPS icon is blinking at the top. So I turned it off through Location services but after a moment it turned back on again. And whether I turn it off ...
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I'm using the GeoTracker application to record position and velocity as I exercise along a track. I live on relatively flat ground, only shift up and down no more than5 meters at the very maximum, but ...
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Suspicious GPS behaviour

Sometimes, when I wake my Acer Iconia Tab A500 up, I see blinking searching for GPS icon near the clock, which disappears quickly. I already noticed something like this on other devices. The questions ...
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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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GPS stopped working after update

I recently asked a question on this site about how to stop my USB transfers from being so slow on my rooted Galaxy S2. It was suggested to me that I update my kernel and/or ROM. That seemed ...
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Can a GPS enabled android device provide lat/long underground?

Just what the title says; In a closed environment like a subway tunnel, or a deeper subterranean tunnel - will a GPS enabled phone be able to provide lat/long?
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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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When taking pictures with GPS enabled, is the 'has the “GPS searching/locked notification icon” been disabled?

Background: In stock (i.e. pure Google with no manufacturer customizations) Android 4.3 using the built-in camera app, I am using the geotagging feature of the camera app. Description of the ...
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Fixing GPS lock that takes too long without installing a custom ROM

My phone (Huawei Y300) takes a little under 10 minutes to get a GPS lock. This has been happening both in new locations as well as in and around my home (where it's on frequently). What could be the ...
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Will an Android 4.3 upgrade rewrite my custom /etc/gps.conf file?

Will an Android 4.3 upgrade rewrite my custom /etc/gps.conf file?
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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 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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Does firmware affect GPS accuracy?

I am from Philippines, and using European firmware for my Samsung Galaxy S2. Does that affect the accuracy of my GPS? For example, my location is usually off (at the wrong location) when I use ...
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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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Does assisted GPS fix Samsung Galaxy S's GPS problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Froyo fix Samsung Galaxy S I9000's GPS problem? the GPS on Samsung Galaxy S is said to be somewhat broken. Is this true even when using assisted GPS?
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Use Google's location service?

When I turn on my device's GPS, Android issues the following: Use Google's location service? Let Google help apps determine location. This means sending anonymous location data to Google, even ...
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How to extract GPS data from my phone

I am a database programmer, and I want to learn about geospatial pattern matching by using the gps data from my phone. I would like to install an app that uploads a record about the location of my ...
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Xperia L (C2104) unusual behavior when GPS is active

Anyone with a Xperia L could help me confirm if this behavior is unusual? I just bought the phone (3 days) and noticed that, whenever the GPS is active, the wifi gets very unstable. It goes like ...
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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 ...
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Disable GPS time synchronization

I live in Kiev, Ukraine. My device is Motorola Defy with CyanogenMod 7 (2.3.7). In time settings there's no Ukraine timezone so I use Minsk, Belarus timezone (GMT +3). After I locate my position using ...
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Keep GPS on when screen is locked

Is there a way to prevent GPS from sleeping when I lock the phone even though google maps app is running?
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Desire HD GPS can't “lock” on a satellite?

I'm a new Android user. This is also my first time to use a GPS device so I don't have any idea on how long it takes for a typical GPS device to get a "lock". I just bought the HTC Desire HD last ...
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Galaxy 5: GPS always stops working after phone has been in standby

My new Samsung Galaxy 5 (also named Galaxy i5500, and running (android 2.1) has some GPS issue. The GPS works fine (i.e. it can find satellites when I use the app GPS Test.) directly after powering ...
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Does the GPS hardware draw power when no app is using it?

That is to say, does the hardware itself do any periodic updating/searching for satellites, etc, if there an no running apps which require GPS information? If so, what sort of effect does it have on ...
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LG G2 GPS works only when screen is off!

I have the weirdest problem in my LG G2 - the GPS works only when I'm turning my screen OFF! Running Kitkat Problem reproduces with both Waze and Google Maps Navigation Tried a factory reset, didn't ...
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Using Android GPS as NTP refclock?

Is anyone aware of an existing or potential way to make an Android device run an NTP daemon which takes its reference time from the GPS hardware attached to it? I'm talking about configuring the ntp ...
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Why is GPS Status eating a third of my battery power?

I'm trying to have as little as possible running when I'm not using my phone. In the system settings under battery you can see what has been using the most power. I've been able to disable or ...
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How to get Waze alerts in Google Navigation?

I'm new to Android and I like Google Navigation. I really appreciate how the indications are displayed and how the application works. I also discovered Waze, which is a very convenient app to show ...
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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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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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How to disable GPS if not in use?

Is there a way to disable GPS if not in use by any app – either provided by Android itself or, if that's not possible, by use of a third-party app?