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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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 Battery Drain — LocationManagerService

EDIT 3: Someone pointed me in the right direction on another forum. There was a bug with HD Widgets that rolled out yesterday. HD Widgets Bug As of yesterday I am getting a 35%/hour battery drain. ...
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Find lost Samsung Galaxy Ace phone?

3 weeks ago I lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace. I don't have any tracker applications or any "if lost" applications installed. I'm looking for some tracker that doesn't need a sim card, just a locator using ...
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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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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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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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GPS battery usage as a function of how often it is pinged for data

Consider an app that uses GPS to get location details. Those types of apps often use a lot of battery power. Here is what I am wondering; let say one app get the details every 5 seconds, and another ...
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GPS not always working

I got an issue with GPS on my Sony Xperia M phone with Android 4.3, which seems to work but only intermittently. When it works the lock is acquired quickly, but sometimes it seems that sattelite ...
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How can I test if my GPS has a hardware problem?

Some days ago, my GPS stopped working. It doesn't lock, no matter how long I leave it on. I've read this question but had no luck. Sometimes it reports that it found one GPS satellite available, ...
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Galaxy S4 GPS Problem “Please enable Google apps location access”

I have a brand new S4 and cannot figure out why the GPS is not working. In Google Maps, clicking the button that centers the screen at your current location reveals the following error: "Please ...
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What is the proper way of using GPS Test Plus to update GPS data?

Do you need to click the Clear AGPS button, then click the Update AGPS button, then wait for its home screen to update the list of satellites it finds, before closing the app? Or is clicking the ...
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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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Airplane mode behaviour on Galaxy S2?

I recently noticed, when I enable airplane mode, my GPS stays enabled. I do not recall this being the case in the past and it really does not make sense to me. Is there a setting somewhere for keeping ...
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Nike+ Running App

So, I've got Nike+ Running on Android, and I would not like for the whole world to see where I'm running. Is it possible to still track distance, calories, speed etc without enabling GPS? Is the ...
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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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[Redmi 1S][GPS] Unable to finding location using GPS

When I search or ask application to find my location using GPS or Network location service (such as Path, GMaps, etc) this will let looping continuously "trying to retrieve your current location". ...
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Droid 4 no longer finding any GPS satellites

I have a Motorola Droid 4 with Verizon service. As of two days ago, it is apparently getting no GPS data from satellites. I thought it was a temporary glitch (cloudy sky, just turned the phone on, ...
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How to track data consumed by assisted GPS?

My Moto E sometimes uses up mobile data even though I have turned it off. To fix this, I added a dummy APN with random values. But still occasional data charges are incurred. I found this and am ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy 3 is HOT

Sometimes after using my phone for a bit, it gets super hot where the battery is. When that happens, I close all programs and don't use it for awhile; it eventually cools down. This also happens a ...
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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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Auditing application's use of GPS

There is an application on my phone that triggers the GPS at random intervals. The start of this polling doesn't correlate with any newly installed applications so I imagine a recent update or ...
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SGS2 mobile connectivity/GPS intermittent problems after DIY repair

Looks like my SGS2 started to have mobile connectivity/GPS problems, possibly as a result of DIY repair (I manually replaced LCD+digitizer after an LCD damage): GSM signal level frequently drops to ...
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Does GPS cause the phone to get hot?

I am using a Moto G device and I have noticed that when I turn on applications that rely on the GPS Waze or Mapquest, the device gets hot. As in hot to touch. I was previously using a Samsung Galaxy ...
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CPU getting hot. GPS can't lock on

I know this was probably asked several times, but here's the deal: A couple of months ago I was charging the phone (Alcatel Onetouch Star) at my friends house, when I got a warning that the phone was ...
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Does the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission require data?

If I have an app that checks my location using the NETWORK_PROVIDER permission, does that simple check use up any data? That is, will it use up any of my bandwidth on my paid data connection (3G, 4G, ...
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Improve GPS signal reception inside building [closed]

Hi I'm developing an application that requires a GPS also inside a building. Does anyone have an idea how to get a proper position system also inside buildings. Would it be possible to locate a cell ...
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GPS showing double the speed? System setting?

I use a "Enco B039" android-run in-dash car stereo. When using the gps the speed I drive in is showing double the speed. So if I'm going 50km/h the gps software tells me I'm going 100km/h and so on. ...
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How is GPS stack organized on Android, down to UART level? [closed]

I had some reading on location faking, and got eye caught on the report of using "fake NMEA data from UART port". Can anyone clarify, does Android GPS stack HAL supports direct access to one of the ...
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Can installing a modem help with the GPS of Samsung Captivate?

Like most Samsung Captivate users, I find the GPS hardware in my phone to be unsatisfactory. I have the impression that the actual GPS signal is pretty much useless and the phone (Samsung Captivate) ...
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Unlocked phone, GPS active

What does it mean when I unlock my phone and the GPS icon shows active when I'm not running any apps that use GPS? After a second or two, it goes away.
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Google Navigation forgets/ignores “Access to my location” setting - Nexus 4

Every time I attempt to use Google Maps Navigation on my stock (rooted) Nexus 4, I get the Searching for GPS screen. The phone never finds GPS though. I've found that if I go to Settings>Location ...
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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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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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Losing network connections when using GPS

I'm having the same kind of problem as described in these threads, using a rooted HTC One S with Dark Jelly S rom: Thread on XDA-Developers Thead on CyanogenMod Forum When activating GPS while using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nexus S GPS reception quality has dropped : Can it be fixed?

My Nexus S GPS unit seems to function more poorly every week. Sometimes I can't get a lock at all: using a GPS monitor shows it perpetually stuck at three satellites. I frequently loose GPS ...
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Relative GPS accuracy?

GPS is not that accurate on Android devices (at least at mine) Measuring tools tell me the accuracy is between 8 and 12 Meters. But what is about relative accuracy? When I place two marks on ...
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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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get gps coordinates offline

Is there a way to get currect geographical coordinates using android gps while being offline (e.g. lost in the mountains) without additional applications?
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Trying to perform a system update crashes the Settings app

I've bought a Lenovo A7 3300 16GB tablet running Android 4.2.2. I tried to updated my tablet to the last version of Android by going into Settings > About phone > System update, but when I tap ...