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GPS Indicator in Status Bar

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by jawa6969, Feb 28, 2010.

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    When I am seeing the GPS satellite icon up in the status bar, does that mean something (app or service) is actually using the GPS for something and therefore draining my battery? Should it only appear when it's being used?
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    yea when it appears something is getting your location
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    Yes to both. Unlike wifi (which is constantly drawing power), GPS only draws power when an application requests a fix from the chip (or, in the case of the Droid, when you see it blinking in the status bar).
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