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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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 ...
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Where does Runkeeper keep its data files?

I was recording my path with Runkeeper for hours until the battery ran out. Now when I try to "Resend" the path to Runkeeper online it fails after a while. I need to find the path file so I can ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy S keep GPS location in camera taken photo metadata?

Does anyone know if Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000's camera taken photos keep information about GPS location from when they were taken? Thank you
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GPS optimization, is really necessary?

Some android users are experiencing GPS problems; are applications like this really useful and safe for all devices? http://www.appbrain.com/app/gps-optimisation/com.gps.opt What do you recommend ...
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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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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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Which application are you using to track and manage your GPS tracks? [closed]

As already mentioned in other questions, I'm using GPSTrackerLite or MyTrack to track my tours. This tours are for example hiking, snowshoeing or biking/cycling. However both of them have their ...
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How to optimize energy consumption during GPS tracking?

Very often I use my phone and the app MyTracks or GPSTrackerLite to track my hiking/biking tours. This really works great and I'm thrilledy by the lot of possibilities in combination with google ...
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GPS calibration?

I am using the sportstracklive app on my EVO to track my fitness activities. One issues is that elevation profiles are incorrect. For example, a riverfront section of a recent bike ride was recorded ...
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How can I determine which app is accessing GPS?

I have an Evo 4G with one app that I allow to access GPS periodically so I leave GPS enabled. However I see the GPS icon show up far more frequently than is scheduled for that app. I've shut down ...
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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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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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Are there any known conflicts between the official Samsung GpsRestore App for the Galaxy-S and custom roms?

Samsung have released an app for the Android Market in order to reset the GPS to factory settings, on Galaxy-S devices that experience problems using it. It should fix the GPS problems that a lot of ...
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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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Does Nexus One have support for EGNOS?

I wounder if my Nexus One has support for EGNOS? to get better GPS accuracy. If I check the GPS Accuracy value, it's sometimes 2 or 3m which is pretty good.
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Does Froyo fix Samsung Galaxy S I9000's GPS problem?

There have been reports that Samsung Galaxy S has problems with its GPS that render the GPS almost unusable. Does the Android 2.2 update fix that?
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Can I hook up an external GPS to Android devices without a built-in GPS?

I know there's a number of solutions that allow you to use a Bluetooth-enabled external GPS antenna but what if you don't have Bluetooth? Does anyone know of a way to connect a USB GPS antenna to an ...
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Why does google maps need WiFi?

Sometimes google maps gives a notification that goes something like: "for increased accuracy please turn on the Wifi" I can understand if it said "For faster loading of map layers....", but how can ...