Ben Elliott · May 13, 2010 at 10:24 am

XDAndroid Updated Again – GPS Now Functional!

A few days ago you may have read about the Eclair 2.1 update to XDAndroid for the Touch Pro and Diamond (although since then many users have reported the build to be working on other devices under the XDAndroid umbrella). Well, a mere week later, babijoee and company have once again updated the GSM Touch Pro and Diamond-targeted builds, this time adding complete GPS functionality for the first time – developing credits go to phhusson, cr2 and jonpry for this latest addition.

The lack of GPS, Bluetooth and camera functionality has been a long-time gripe over in the main thread. It’s now been a few months since Bluetooth was fixed and with GPS now done away with, only the camera and video recording aspects of the Android port are left.

Builds are regularly increasing in stability and usability, with some users having used Android instead of Windows Mobile for months on end. To check out the newest version, visit the XDAndroid thread.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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