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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-12-29, 7:22 AM
@flaming429,

The built is now 111109_US. Try to update it and see if it helps

Also behind the K1 there is mfg date, can you provide me with the mfg date of your unit?

//JameZ
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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-12-29, 19:18 PM
Update: my tablet just updated to K1_A301_12_12_111214_SG, and still can't get a lock.
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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-12-29, 22:41 PM
Tested in latest build 111209us. Wi-fi disabled. GPS gets lock, but navigation to another location still impossible. Still broken.
Thanks,
Ricochet
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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-12-31, 19:58 PM
Just updated to the latest build (111209_US) and I also have the same issue. My manufacture build date is 11/11/2011.
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12-30-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-01, 3:31 AM

I am in the same boat.

 

My K1 says Mfg 11/08/13

 

GPS does not work.  Maybe for one app..but for Google maps (Navigation) or for Copilit Live, it never locks on the GPS.

 

Android 3.2.1

K1_A301_13_13_111209_US.

 

The GPS has never worked with Navigation or CoPilot.

 

Mapdroyd SEEMS to work...but...it might be getting my position from the network..not sure..

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12-27-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-01, 16:41 PM
My gps doesnt work either. Only "works" with wlan on. Turning wlan gps alone doesnt work.
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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-01, 19:09 PM
JameZ,
Earlier you asked that those of us experiencing the GPS issue, where the device is able to get Satt lock, but who are unable to navigate without wi-fi enabled submit our S/N, and hardware info to you via PM.

I think many of us have done so. Can you please tell me/us what the expected outcome for this was/is?

Thanks,
Ricochet
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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-01, 19:36 PM

Hello JameZ and Happy 2012! 

 

Actually my K1 GPS is locking and working (but slowly) even without WiFi.  I took it for a stroll from my house to an elementary school nearby this morning.  Google maps worked accordingly in laying out the pedestrian route.  It did not do a good job in re-routing when I took a small detour.   The sky wa blue this morning and temperature was about 43 degree F.

 

My unit mfg date is July 15th 2011, and I have theatest build 111209_US.

 

On another note, I have confirmed what other people have mentioned that "True North" on many GPS apps is 90 degree off.   Another user pointed that "GPS status" app correctly points to North, while others don't.  There is an app called "Compass" that added a bug to fix True North in Honeycomb, but it did not fix it when I tried it.  Could you have the engineering team look into this for the next update?  Can Lenovo provide a calibration fix?

 

Cheers!

 

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-03, 6:59 AM
@Balzac_555,

True North issue has been escalated to engineering.

@ricichet_k1,

We are still working on it.

//JameZ

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2012-01-04, 4:49 AM
...appreciate the note JameZ.
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