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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Asus EEE Transformer never gets a GPS fix unless I reboot it

I have an Asus EEE Transformer (not the prime) that has unreliable GPS performance. I usually just fire up Google Maps in my car and use the navigation but the tablet always gets stuck with "Searching ...
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Map internal Wi-Fi strength? [closed]

I'm a system administrator for a school division, and we are upgrading our Wi-Fi network. Is there a way that I can map the strength of the Wi-Fi signal at different places inside a building (where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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New Facebook app activates GPS when launched — how to disable?

This started happening with the latest Facebook app update. I don't want to disable my GPS outright -- I like that it comes up automatically when I call Google Maps. (Which usually is in a "where the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I disable geotagging and delete prior geotag information in photos?

My phone is a rooted Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) running a 2.2.1-based ROM. Another question touched on this, but I want to do 2 things Be able to take pictures that are not geotagged. According ...
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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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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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Do all Android phones have a GPS receiver?

That's pretty much it. I am developing an application which is utterly useless without receiving a GPS signal, so I was wondering if there are any phones which do not possess this feature. Thank you ...
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Why does my phone (Samsung Fascinate) have so much trouble “Searching for GPS”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S? Whenever I try to use the "Navigation" app, I'm lucky if it takes less than 15 minutes to finish "Searching for GPS" (that ...
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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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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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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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Talking GPS software for Android?

I need a GPS when I use ride my bike. :\ Holding my phone in my hand is not really a solution.... Can somebody help me to find a talking GPS Android app? Thank you...
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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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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
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Can I use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth)?

Is it possible to use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth) ?
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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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How GPS works in android phone

I want to know how GPS works on android phone. Does it send any identification data to service providers/phone manufacturers/Map providers? I recently read a new about IPhone tracking users - ...
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GPS app to follow a prepared itinerary

I am preparing a 1-week bicycle trip. We can't use high-traffic roads, so I am preparing a quite complex route on small country roads, using Google Maps. With my phone saddled on my bicycle, is there ...
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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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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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How to check if GPS is working (Android 2.1, Samsung Galaxy-5)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easiest way for testing the internal GPS My new Samsung Galaxy i5500 (or Galaxy 5 or whatever other name they confuse us with) (android 2.1) has a build-in GPS. However, ...
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Does Nexus S Wifi and GPS have issues?

So there I was, happily reading reviews about Google's/Samsumg Nexus S building my judgement whether to buy it or not after my Nexus 1 got stolen. Happily enough there were very few posts on issues ...
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GPS Accuracy Data for Android phones

I'm try to gather data on the feasibility of my next Android project in which I would like to use GPS indoors. Knowing that GPS wasn't built to be accurate indoors, I'm trying to decide if the ...
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How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S?

As has been well documented, the Galaxy S phones have terrible GPS functionality. It works for a minority, but it is slow/inaccurate for some and for others it just doesn't work at all. How can I ...
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HTC Desire and GPS - how does it work?

I'm curious as to how the GPS works on the phone? In particular, what impacts does putting the phone in my pocket/bag have on the GPS signal? Reason I ask is, I've recently installed the ...
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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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Not finding location on LG Optimus U

Hey everyone. I'm a complete Android newb but computer poweruser, so I found this site based on experience with StackOverflow, ServerFault, etc. Go easy on me please. :) I just got an LG Optimus U ...
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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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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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How do I download an app from the market that is restricted in my location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I use the Android Paid Market from a region where it's not available yet? I want to download the Kindle for Android app, but it is not available in my ...
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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 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 ...