April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Galaxy Nexus GPS Issues Over the Weekend?
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and have attempted to use your GPS in the last few days, you more than likely noticed one thing: It simply could not obtain a GPS fix. Unlike previous GPS issues tied to Samsung devices, however, this is not due to any fault in the hardware.
Prior to Friday, GPS generally worked perfectly for most users, obtaining a full GPS fix in as brief of a time as expected on any modern phone. However, as of three days ago, this became an impossibility for most Galaxy Nexus owners. Luckily, the issue appears to be resolved now. But what caused this in the first place?
The GPS issues seemingly had no correlation with the firmware running on users’ phones. It indiscriminately affected users on both Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean—running stock or custom ROMs. Rather than assuming that everyone’s GPS hardware decided to go awry at the exact same time, users quickly realized that disabling location services seemed to ease the issue.
As stated before, though, GPS functionality is now restored, and users do not have to disable location services in order to obtain a fix. Regardless of the current state of functionality, it would still be nice to hear from the mothership as to what exactly happened.
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