01-20-2013 09:55 AM
I have terrible problems with Location/GPS performance on my Dev Alpha device. It may take 10-15 minutes or more before I get enough satellites to get a location. No matter what sample app I use, the results are the same. LocationDiagnostics is the one I test with the most, other than my own app. Before I submit my app which needs Location/GPS information, is the Dev Alpha B's or the latest phones any better in terms of Location/GPS performance. Are there any tricks you have found to get things to work better? Are there any settings that allow for just one satellite to be required?
01-20-2013 10:16 AM
01-20-2013 10:31 AM
I hope this isn't indicitive of the performance of the final product. Even when I am standing outside in the middle of the backyard, it can be 15-20 minutes before I get a GPS signal. This would be an epic fail if GPS performance is that poor. People expect a smartphone to have quick access to GPS information. In the exact same location, my 9700 gets GPS information in less than a minute. 15 minutes later the Dev Alpha is still trying..
01-20-2013 10:38 AM
I hope this isn't indicitive of the performance of the final product.
As I just said: Probably the most important thing to know is that the final devices, with cellular connections, will have Assisted GPS capability which will provide near-instant locks to within a reasonable radius, and generally much faster locks to any radius.
01-20-2013 10:51 AM
I understand about the assist, the problem is that I was testing both the 9700 and the Dev Alpha with cellular connection turned off so they were on a level playing field.
01-20-2013 11:13 AM