GPS Died

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    Just a note for the record. I got my Droid on Wednesday, and I absolutely love it! However, on Thursday, my GPS just died for some reason. It would not regain a fix at all, despite receiving up to 8 sats. All I did was walk into a Best Buy...wonder if there's anything to that?

    Verizon exchanged the Droid without question, and got me all squared away. I found out through this process that when VZW clones your Droid to a new one, all your apps and contacts go with it, but your home screens are default.

    Anyone else encounter a GPS failure on their Droid? BTW, I used the "Tricorder" app to monitor the GPS receiver. It has a screen that's similar to a handheld GPS unit's Satellite Screen. It's a great little app for checking all the sensors on the Droid, including the accelerometers.
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    The search button is your friend. Unfortunately there are multiple threads on GPS problems.
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    Ah, great...thanks for the heads up anyways.

    Erich
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    Your contacts are synced to the Gmail account that your phone is activated under. It also will remember which market apps were installed. When you get a new Android phone and activate it with the same gmail account, it will automatically sync the same calendar/contacts/email and it will automatically install the same market apps.