Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Why the Samsung Galaxy S GPS is Inaccurate and How to Fix it
GPS is one of those great innovations in the mobile smartphone market, as well as a nice piece of engineering. Some manufacturers really face the challenge to produce smartphones with great GPS hardware – a feature that has often been under exposed by many people; there aren’t much reviews covering the GPS quality. There is a pretty big difference in GPS quality between different manufacturers though: HTC does a great job at creating high-end hardware and software, but Samsung seems to be concentrating too much on other aspects of the device – the screen perhaps? Anyway, many people are saying that the GPS quality of the Galaxy devices is bad. And I guess they’re right. XDA member dangrayorg decided to write a very nice article which describes not only the basic technical side of GPS and why Samsung fails to deliver proper GPS functions, but he also created a guide with some advanced steps to improve the GPS functions on the Galaxy S.
Originally posted by dangrayorg
I’ve tried very hard to write a definitive post on SGS GPS performance. Below I try to give a balanced view of GPS performance in the SGS and provide definitive explanations of the various functions offered by the Broadcom BCM4751 chipset and their effects on the quality of the GPS fix. There is a lot of noise and conjecture on this subject in the XDA-developers forum; some right, some wrong, some missing the point entirely. Below is some educated guess work and some hard facts about exactly what will and will not help with GPS performance on the Samsung Galaxy S i9000.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.