Tag Archives: GPS

Having Problems With Your Galaxy Nexus GPS After Jelly Bean?

A recent tweet in our direction indicated a GPS problem affecting Galaxy Nexus owners who have recently updated to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is causing some of you a headache. A good number of you responded back that you too are also having similar problems as our original Tweeter. A new Android Central post this morning highlights a super-easy fix that will hopefully end all the problems you’ve had with … [read full article]

T-Mobile Adds FamilyWhere Check-In Service, Keep Tabs On The Family

T-Mobile has added a new family locator service to its suite of carrier-specific Android apps this morning. T-Mobile Android owners will now find FamilyWhere, powered by Location Labs’ Safely software, in the Android market on their smartphones. With FamilyWhere, family members will be able to find each other from their phone or browser, even if the other family phones aren’t equipped with a GPS radio. T-Mobile’s press release says in 2011, more than … [read full article]

Qualcomm Enabling “Dual-Core” Location Assistance On Snapdragon Phones

The days of the Samsung Vibrant GPS troubles are long behind us and thanks to Qualcomm, future GPS problems on Samsung devices look like a thing of the past. Qualcomm has revealed that smartphones supporting their S2 or S3 Snapdragon processor are now capable of accessing two satellite networks. Most Android phones currently access the Global Positioning System only which is a network of 27 satellites but, a second network of 24 … [read full article]

Samsung’s Vibrant GPS Fix

Still having problems receiving an accurate GPS location with your Samsung Vibrant?  Well, Samsung thinks that they have the answer finally.  After trying that old workaround which didn’t seem to help much, they have a new offering.  They have created an app called GpsRestore by Samsung Mobile that will do as it is named, hopefully.  So, for all those Vibrant owners out there, search “GPSRestore” in the market, download it, launch it … [read full article]

Samsung “Hears” Your OTA Requests For Vibrant, Promises More Info But No Date

Ah yes the Samsung Vibrant GPS fix/update situation continues with yet another promise by Samsung to have this OTA available soon. Except they didn’t promise an OTA, instead just info regarding the OTA next week. What makes this situation all the more troubling is that the AT&T Captivate has already received the very same update the Vibrant requires. I want to say this is looking more and more like a Behold 2 situation … [read full article]

[Updated] First Vibrant Update Surfaces, GPS Issues Fixed?

UPDATE: After getting Kies to finally work, I got the J15 update installed on my Vibrant. So far, I’ve noticed the GPS locks in less than 10 seconds, so it looks like we’ve finally got a true GPS fix! UPDATE 2: Looks like Samsung has pulled the update from Kies for some reason! UPDATE 3: T-Mobile has advised against installing the update from Kies because of some “known issues”. Magenta states that an over the air … [read full article]

Samsung Says They Are Working On A Vibrant GPS Fix, In Other News The Sky Is Blue

While I’m almost positive this will incite a mini revolt against Samsung, they have stated that GPS improvements are coming to “other carrier partners” just moments after they released the fix for the AT&T Samsung Captivate. I can’t, for the life of me understand why these updates would not be doled out together but hey, I’m just a lowly blogger with a minimal understanding of these things. However, it’s a little aggravating to see … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy S GPS Issue Update

Still not having luck with your Vibrant’s GPS signal?  Don’t worry then, you should know that you aren’t the only one.  Samsung has said that they are working on a fix, but maybe there is a solution that you can try right now.  You can try enabling the use of wireless networks (Settings>Location & Security).  This should improve your GPS signal when you are in areas with poor GPS signal strength, which is always … [read full article]

Samsung Testing GPS Fix For Galaxy S Phones

Many of you have been plagued by the Samsung Vibrant GPS’ problems and for a few of you; a little tinkering solved the problem. For the rest of you, rest assured that Samsung is working toward releasing an update according to Carla Saavedra, a product analyst for Samsung Mobile US they are testing it out right now. Looks like they are hoping to release an official fix in September, but more … [read full article]