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    GPS Failing

    When I fist got my Bionic it's gps could link within 30 seconds and was accurate to 6 meters but after the recent android os update it takes a minute or more and is accurate to 1600 meters. Is my gps going dead and it's using cell towers to triangulate it and if so is there a way to fix this?
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    Are you sure you have GPS turned on? It sounds like it may be using cell towers to triangulate your position.
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    Yes but it switches to cell towers and i was wondering why because it never used to and its not because of interference because it still does this if i'm out in the open standing still
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    Is it your GPS, or is it Google Maps? Download GPS Status free from the market and see how long it takes to get a GPS fix. There was a big problem over the last few months with Google Maps when they did the update that allowed caching maps, their latest update makes it a little better but it is still slow. Google has it listed as a known problem.

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