Samsung Officially Says Vibrant GPS Fix On The Way

This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed the Vibrant GPS issue and while a temporary fix helped a large number of users, Samsung certainly needs to make good on this and bring out an update soon. Well thanks in part to an Engadget report earlier today regarding the GPS issue currently plaguing users on the Samsung Vibrant (and Captivate) Samsung has (finally) released a brief statement:

“Samsung Mobile is aware that under certain conditions, the GPS on our U.S. Galaxy S devices may not be meeting performance expectations. We are diligently evaluating the situation and will provide an update as soon as possible.”

Lets hope “as soon as possible” means soon, like very soon because as I test out the Vibrant for a review coming soon to our very own TmoNews the GPS issues have plagued me as well. It’s quite possibly the only aspect of the phone that has really given me a sub-standard experience. I truly doubt that a device soon to grace all four carriers won’t have the complete attention of Samsung so we’ll just wait it out for now.



  • Josh E

    So all’s quiet on the front for this GPS fix huh? No word, nothing after that, no teaser, nothing, wow, way to go Samsung on handling your flagship phone. I applaud your efforts!

    • Mike

      I was one of the very first who bought HTC G1 2 years ago (I got it 1 day before official release). It still works great and I just flash to the latest android 2.2 (custom build of course). I’m looking for replacement. I feel lucky that I didn’t pull the trigger yet. Image what would happen if the first android phone is from Samsung. The android may have been killed by now. GPS is the deal breaker for me because it’s related so many great apps. I would wait for new HTC or Moto android phone. Hopefully it comes soon. Verizon uses CDMA, otherwise I will switch for it.

  • Shawn

    Samsung is pulling a Samsung again… No word, no efforts, no nothing… I really thought things might change with this phone being it is offered on all 4 major carriers, and is their first “superphone.” Don’t let us down AGAIN Samsung. This phone has so much potential to be one of the best Android phones on the market, don’t do what you did with the Behold II and make it the worst phone on the market!

  • jim

    “under certain conditions”, “performance expectations”, “update as soon as possible”

    Double-talk at its finest!

    No clear admittance of a real problem and no clear explanation of what steps are being taken or what exactly an “update” refers to. Are we talking a software update or some bogus findings from Samsung that this affects only a “small number of actual users”.


  • ikeweezy

    This dang on GPS bug had me lost in DC! Wasted my time and gas!!!

  • moon

    I was going to buy the vibrant but i prob wont anymore… i use gps all the time..also im not thrilled with the loosing service issue when it used to be great on my g1. I bought the Mytouch slide and it looses 3G coverage all the time sometimes dropping into the G speeds.. very annoying… never did that on my g1 ever… but i do like flash on the my touch slide…

  • http://na konki

    It seems that the Samsung Galaxy Spica (i5700) also has the GPS issue, I contacted Samsung customer support and they said a fix is due for that also.

  • knin69

    I’ve been one of the lucky few who are not experiencing any GPS issues… works like a charm. Now if I could only get my WiFi to work! Very very very bad WiFi on this phone, hardly connects, when it does it drops the connection and I’m back on 3G. My wife’s vibrant connects flawlessly to our home network so it doesn’t seem like it’s my network. Plus I have experienced problems connecting on other WiFi networks — anyone else with a similar problem? Is this a known issue for this phone? :-(

  • Evogenius

    try the xda fix for gps, worked for me. I couldnt wait for samsung fix. Finds my exact location within five seconds.

  • Taina