Samsung Galaxy Nexus Users Reporting GPS Bug After Jelly Bean Update, Easy Fix Possibly Remedies The Problem

 

It looks like all is not rosy for some Galaxy Nexus owners. After receiving some of that buttery goodness in the latest update, some Galaxy Nexus owners are reporting what is a significant GPS problem. Apparently, certain Galaxy Nexus owners are unable to get a precise GPS fix that doesn’t allow those users to track their location. What’s worse is the fact this can possibly happen even with satellites in plain view.

This bug doesn’t seem to be affecting everyone, but it’s probably a good idea to check if you’ve recently received the update. To check if you’re affected, you’ll want to open an app that constantly tracks where your whereabouts such as Google Maps, then check the notification shade for a GPS message. If the text says “Searching for GPS…” and you’re not seeing a flashing icon, that means you’re not getting a GPS lock. If that is the case, then you’ll want to confirm you’re affected by then downloading an app such as GPS Test which allows you to see if there are satellites within range.

Thankfully— where there’s a problem, there’s always a solution. Galaxy Nexus users will need to go to Settings > Location services, uncheck and re-check “Google’s location service,” voila!— everything should be cleared up by then. There are added reports that the simple remedy seems to correct the bug, which indicates there’s some type of glitches perhaps on Google’s side.

source: Android Central

 


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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.


  • http://MyShocker.com Nudo

    Same happened to me and I was on a beach! This seems to have helped :)

  • JustinCrouch

    Wow, this makes me happy! My nexus has had major GPS issues.

  • taury

    I can’t receive picture mail with the update

  • Universal Will

    My bug is when i take pictures and i tap a little to quick by mistake or want to take multi-pictures the phone freezes completely! Can’t even turn it off with the power button!? To get it back, i gotta take the battery out, then back in, and power up. Never had problems before until the last update, and my phone lags a lot witch never did before. So please fix these problems! Thanks in advance!!! ;-D