Google IO 2016 Coverage

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


Widespread Google Play Store Glitch Causing Apps To Disappear… Literally

Having trouble accessing certain paid apps or seeing errors when browsing for apps in general on your Google Play account? No, you’re not crazy— and you’re not alone either. There have been reports for the last few days highlighting paid apps are not showing up on either a device or even on the web, in addition to the dreaded RPC (Remote Procedure Call) message also. While all paid apps are most likely safe and sound even despite this major glitch, it is a nuissance nevertheless. Hopefully Google gets this kink worked out sooner than later.

source: XDA Forums

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