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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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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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.
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Is my phone's GPS limited by US regulations? [closed]

Apparently any GPS module made in the US and exported is classified as a munition if it is: Capable of providing navigation information under the following operational condition: At speeds ...
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Detailed description for GpsSetup2 on Samsung Galaxy S available?

Is there a detailed description available for all the settings in GpsSetup2 (which can be opened by dialing *#*#1472365#*#*)?
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Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that has some problems with the GPS: If I use internet my navigation works but when I turn the 3G off, GPS does not work. Do I need internet/3G to use GPS?
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Why GPS is never found? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S? I've got a Samsung GT-I9000 (SGS1), it was on a pretty old stock firmware. I upgraded and rooted it with Odin and installed ...
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Offline map app capable of using Garmin Custom Maps / KMZ?

Does anyone know of any map apps for off-line use with GPS support that can view Garmin Custom Map kmz files? The maps I want to use are the NZ Topo Map ones described here: ...
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SD Card fills up with GPS/*.txt files

My Galaxy ACE SD card fills up with .txt files in the GPS folder when the GPS is on. I often run out of space. This doesn't happen with my other Android phones. How can I diagnose and fix this?
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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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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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Search/route with pre-cached google maps?

I understand that its possible to cache Google maps for offline use. But is it possible to search or calculate new routes with the pre-cached map without connecting to internet?
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How do I set Google Latitude to auto-update with location regularly?

When I use Google Maps it sets my Google Latitude location, but once I turn Maps off it stops. I'd like it to update with my location on a regular basis. I don't want to drain the battery by always ...
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Can I open a route I created in Google Maps in Navigation?

I'd love to be able to open that map on my phone in such a way that I can get turn-by-turn navigation, like what is available in the Navigation app. However, despite my experiments, this seems to be ...
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How can I speed up GPS fixes?

I'm looking for a way to speed up GPS fixes on my Motorola Defy with Cyanogenmod 7. For example today, I started up GPS Status while biking, and it got its initial fix after six minutes. What could ...
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GPS issue on Galaxy S when abroad

I live in the Netherlands and own a Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo. Last week I was in the U.S and to my surprise, I was unable to get a GPS fix there. At home I usually get a GPS fix within a minute ...
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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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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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When the GPS is enabled but not in use, does it drain battery?

If the GPS is enabled (in the notification view at the top, the GPS icon is enabled), but the app doesn't use it, does it drain battery? I understand that GPS drains battery because it requires a ...
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Can someone explain how the android GPS Navigation works? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the GPS work on Android phones? I have a Galaxy Player 5.0 (A.K.A Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0) which as you're probably aware is not a phone, but an ...
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Does the HTC One X support GLONASS?

I'm looking to buy the brand new HTC One X (Tegra 3 version) but I want to know if it's compatible with GLONASS (Russian GPS satnav equivalent). I already know that the Snapdragon S4 version ...
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Wierd log tag on SAMSUNG GALAXY S II [closed]

I have connected eclipse to my Galaxy S II and i receive a wierd log tag named [HYPOS] what is that i am worried about my privacy.
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Does automated mapping with voice come pre-defaulted in Android without needing a data plan?

Navigation is yes -- Does Android come with free navigation in non-US contries? And it has voice -- Talking GPS software for Android? But do you need a data plan?
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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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gio gps cant find carrier name [closed]

I have a GIO, unlimited browsing as well as wi-fi. When I choose the GPS Navigator app, after loading, I get the MSG 'can't get carrier name'. 'Use GPS satellites' is ON. Are there any settings ...
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Difference in GPS hardware

I'm currently coding a gps location application, and I have found out, that there is huge difference between hardware and units. Having tried on the Wildfire S, Galaxy S2, GalaxyTab 10,1, and others, ...
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How to track device locations in an office [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my phone/tablet ring remotely without a SIM card? There are many Android devices in our office which we use for application development and QA. Finding a ...
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Why GPS tags are lost after saving images to PC with KIES?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S and latest Kies downloaded from samsung site. When I save images to PC all GPS tags are elliminated. How to keep them intact?
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Any help on a HTC Desire GPS problem after Android 2.2 Froyo update?

I have an HTC Desire with T-Mobile Germany branding. Last Sunday I finally got the long-awaited Android 2.2 update from my operator. The update ran successfully. However, since then it doesn't get the ...
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What is assisted GPS?

This site describes the Galaxy as having "Assisted GPS". What does this mean?
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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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Why is my Android fetching http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin upon start?

I notice my HTC Desire fetches http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin when it boots (and before I enter the PIN). What is that ? Here's the HTTP Request sent: GET /xtra.bin HTTP/1.1 Accept: */*, ...
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Can't lock onto GPS. Flash/Root possibly related

I'm really hoping somebody can help me out here because this is frustrating me. First off, I have a Samsung Infuse 4G with AT&T. I was able to lock onto satellites indoors pretty quickly before. ...
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How does the GPS work on Android phones?

Today I used the GPS on my Android for the first time, and I was wondering how it actually works. I know that Android phones have a GPS chip in them, but does the phone establish a direct connection ...
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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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Does Android come with free navigation in non-US contries?

The fact that free gps turn-by-turn navigation is available for new enough Android devices using Google-owned map data is well known. Does Android offer free navigation in non-US countries as well?
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Change auto-lock timeout by GPS?

I have a PIN to lock the phone so in case someone else gets my phone, they will be deterred from accessing any personal info that might be on it. But I don't really need this everywhere. When I am at ...
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Google Latitude update every 1 hour

my question is it possible to configure Google Latitude on a Android OS phone to update its location more often then every hour? for example, every 30 minutes? or every 15 minutes? I check where my ...
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Why is my GPS reception poor?

I get very poor GPS reception on my Droid X. When I turn GPS on, the little icon in the overhead bar has a flashing center, which means it hasn't found a satellite. It takes forever to lock on, if ...