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Thread: Gingerbread: is your GPS still crappy?

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    Gingerbread: is your GPS still crappy?

    Mine is. At first blush, I thought it had been fixed. The large circle that pinpoints your area was shrinking down quickly, so it looked like the lock was coming quicker. But now I've noticed that many times it shrinks down to the small area, but it's the wrong location. Then it'll bounce around a couple of times until it finally rests on your correct location. With Froyo, it might take two minutes to get a lock, but it was usually accurate. Now when I get a "lock" most of the time it's wrong - many times horribly wrong. In Manhattan, I can understand that tall buildings can mess it up; but sometimes I'll be in a parking lot with no tall buildings around, and my location will "lock" in six blocks away. Today I did a walk in a suburban area that I've been to before. No tall buildings, etc. At one point I was higher than everything else. The large circle appeared and showed the area properly. When it zoomed in, it jumped ten miles away, and stayed there. As I walked, nothing changed on the phone - still ten miles off. I exited out of Maps and opened it up again. Still ten miles off. I rebooted and when I started Maps again, it got the general area right but didn't lock on to to the proper area (by this time I was by an athletic field with NOTHING around), it showed me - stationary - several blocks away. I exited out of Maps and went back in, my correct location showed up again, except the arrow was pointed in the wrong direction for quite some time.

    Has anyone who had a GPS problem before had it resolved by the update? BTW, by data connections seem to be much better, and battery life is slightly better.
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    Oh brother. I really hope the update hasn't made it even worse. I hope that others can check on this.
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    I tried it again today. Bear in mind that this is with me walking around - the problem never was really evident while driving or biking, beyond the initial lock time. I tried it in Manhattan and Queens. I never got a good lock in Manhattan, where in the past I had been able to. It usually was off by a few blocks after bouncing around for awhile. Same thing with Queens, and there were no tall buildings around. The most disturbing thing now is that Google Maps will freeze, and that's never happened before. This may be due to the new version of Google Maps that was released a few days ago. I just took out the battery and SIM card. I'll try it again tomorrow.
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    I'm going to stop thinking about it. I was comparing the GPS quality to the GPS in my iPad, which I haven't used since i got the Charge. In my mind, the iPad GPS was perfect and locked instantly. I tried my iPad today and had similar issues. So screw it, I'm just gonna be happy with what I have.
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    Mine works perfectly with almost instant lock. I do, however, never turn off my GPS or Google location services. My battery last all day also (til about 7-9 pm) before plugging in. I use no location service APPs, except Facebook which I just updated Sunday and noticed that it does use location. Time to remove unless there is a way to turn that off.
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    i flashed my phone with the latest gingerbread iteration and the gps still sucks (im in Manhattan also) and its normally a block off and always shows the large blue circle - compared to the OGdroid this phone is a pos.
    I actually need accurate gps for my job as I work in digital wayfinding and this phone is more than a let down - its horrendous
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    I too run the latest GB, but my gps works well. Usually locks in within 20 meters in a few moments. I have also installed gps status from the market. It seems to have helped gps work better. It's like gps in GB was a little fuzzy at times beforehand.

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    Used my gps today for a 2 hour drive - worked beautifully! Locked-in almost immediately - used to take a few minutes before the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abullock22 View Post
    i flashed my phone with the latest gingerbread iteration and the gps still sucks (im in Manhattan also) and its normally a block off and always shows the large blue circle - compared to the OGdroid this phone is a pos.
    I actually need accurate gps for my job as I work in digital wayfinding and this phone is more than a let down - its horrendous
    My Garmin GPS unit doesn't work very well in downtown Pittsburgh, I have to believe it has to do with no clear line of sight to the satellites, while my Charge does a better job. Are you in an open area outside when you are using your GPS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTownDroid View Post
    My Garmin GPS unit doesn't work very well in downtown Pittsburgh, I have to believe it has to do with no clear line of sight to the satellites, while my Charge does a better job. Are you in an open area outside when you are using your GPS?
    believe me i have tried to give it the benefit of the doubt also but when my original droid locked on every single time in the same locations within the city, with never an issue i have now put it down to the phone being sub-par.
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