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Problem with Google Maps

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by johnnydangerously, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. johnnydangerously

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    Aug 20, 2006
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    Is anyone having trouble with Maps? I wasn't able to get my location within car, so I tried with a clear line of sight to the sky. No luck. Walked around a bit and still no luck. Pulled my iPhone to compare and the iPhone was able to find me? Kind of surprised? I have to check my location settings. Might just be a user error on my part. If it is me, then I wish it would notify me to adjust my settings.
     
  2. johnnydangerously

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    Aug 20, 2006
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    Pilot error on my part. You need to enable Wireless Networks option.

    Still not thrilled with how the GPS performed today. It was not very close to my location at all.
     
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  4. macondo

    macondo New Member

    Oct 31, 2008
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    You need to enable GPS too. Wireless Networks triangulation is not very accurate on its own.
     
  5. gPhunk

    gPhunk New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
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    I haven't had any challenges as of yet. But Android seems a bit quirky so it may have just been a momentary bug. Make sure you have "Enable GPS Satellites" checked within your Settings==>Security & Location Menu. My location is pretty spot on when I have that selected compared to just the "Use Wireless Networks" option (don't keep it checked as it drains the battery - but you already knew that I'm sure)
     
  6. jigyasa

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    Sep 21, 2008
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    I had read in an article about the location feature comparisons of the iPhone and Android's gphone. It seems the iPhones scores better here as well. :)
     

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