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12-19-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-27, 21:35 PM

I don't know much about the difference between a-gps and gps. I am able to get a sat-lock  without wi-fi on my K1. Granted it took a while to get a lock indoors. Outdoors in my car seems to lock faster. Using the NavFree app with offline maps, I am able to navigate successfully without wi-fi for routes over 30 minutes. I also have a standalone GPS-only receiver and ran both that and the K1. Both seem to lock on roughly taking the same amount of time, needed at least 4 sats in view to get a fix. It is probably more a function of the the sensitivity of the on board chipset.

 

I did notice, the K1 locks faster if the K1 is positioned horizontally rather then slanted or vertically.

 

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11-26-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-28, 16:51 PM
ducle,
I've noticed the same behavior in regards to orientation and the time the k1 takes to get lock. The difference between A-GPS and GPS is that an Assisted GPS chipset requires and internet or cellular data connection in addition to a sattelites in order to obtain lock on your location. A standalone chip does not and only utilizes sattelites.
Thanks,
Ricochet
The K1_Was Just A Broken Promise Lenovo
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02-05-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-05, 15:20 PM
nobody can make the k1 gps work! It must be a fraut of k1. We should call for swap or fix.
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02-06-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-06, 0:42 AM
Getting my Lenovo this week... Hope my gps works. If not guess its gona take a class action law suit for Lenovo to speak up or fix it or pay for it
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12-27-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-06, 5:48 AM
yes. They should acknowledge the fact that thier k1 have problems and atleast give rebates
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02-05-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-06, 9:59 AM
 

Specification of K1 shows: GPS is available. Not AGPS but a GPS.

Also, the searching and find of GPS should be within some seconds. 9 minutes is not acceptable.

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01-03-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-07, 1:31 AM

JameZ

 I wasn't sure how to send a PM but here is the information you requested.I am having similar problems with my GPS function and like many others I'm getting very disappointed with my K1.

BUILD VERSION - K1 A301 1414 120109 US

S/N                       -XXXXXXXXX

MFG DATE           -11/11/26

 

Note from Moderator:  Private information removed for your protection.

 

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322 Posts

12-27-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-07, 5:00 AM
i think this issue is unfixable. Maybe a stronger language is needed to rattle the people at lenovo
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02-09-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-09, 20:59 PM

 After 3 tries to get info on the GPS I was told it is not a stand alone GPS by Lenovo support.Anyone else get any other info?

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02-10-2012

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-02-10, 17:26 PM

Purchased the K1 Tablet from Staples. This is my first tablet PC.

 

Part of my decision to purchase this was because of the GPS feature. But as many have found out, the GPS has issues.

 

Manufacture Date: 11/11/27

 

Will Continue to follow the thread. Thanks

 

 

Nitehawk

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