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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-19, 15:03 PM

I am having the same problem with my K1. 

 

When you have wifi, the google maps app will find you location according to your IP. HOWEVER, that is not a GPS positioning. 

 

I tried GPS status, GPS test, neither of these two can lock (get fix) on a satelite even though there are more than 7 in view. 

 

Tried rebooting the system, still  not working. 

 

I have the newest system update. 

 

One of the most important reasons I bought this tablet is the GPS. I was planning to use it with pre-cache maps. I wonder whether it is a common problem or just a defect of a certain batch. 

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-19, 15:05 PM

One more thing, I have my HTC incredible testing the GPS also. It can get satelite fix within 20 seconds. So I can rule out the satelite signal issue. 

 

I tried positioning my k1 differently (leaning against the window, facing up, facing down), that does not make a difference. 


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I am having the same problem with my K1. 

 

When you have wifi, the google maps app will find you location according to your IP. HOWEVER, that is not a GPS positioning. 

 

I tried GPS status, GPS test, neither of these two can lock (get fix) on a satelite even though there are more than 7 in view. 

 

Tried rebooting the system, still  not working. 

 

I have the newest system update. 

 

One of the most important reasons I bought this tablet is the GPS. I was planning to use it with pre-cache maps. I wonder whether it is a common problem or just a defect of a certain batch. 


 

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10-16-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-19, 18:35 PM

download the GPS test app from Lenovo Store

pad stats updated kernel 2.6.36.3/ 110829

 

indoors 0 to 1 sat 0-39 SNR 

outside 0 to 1 sat 0-40 SNR

dimmed screen, closed all apps, full charge battery, charger in or out

no connect. GPS just searches

 

mfg date 11/08/12

tom tom finds 6, with low battery charge

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-20, 4:37 AM
@All,

Tested the K1 on the GPS issue

Kernel - 2.6.36.3
Build No. - K1_A301_03_03_110829_US
Use wireless networks: - not checked
Use GPS satellites: - checked
Use location for Google Search: - not checked
WIFI: - off
Software: GPS Test

Tested 3 times at the same location. GPS lock time varies from 4 minutes to 9 minutes.

Satellite views 7, used 4

I guess the K1's GPS works fine but it's slow to lock. Will ask engineering about it.

//JameZ
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08-24-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-20, 23:29 PM
Jamez I would hardly describe 4 to 9 minutes as works! That's a severe degradation of functionality. I have noticed that if I hard reboot the k1 then turn it on it picks up a satellite rather quickly but subsequent attempts after do not get a lock
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10-16-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-21, 11:57 AM

FIXED

 

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10-11-2011

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-21, 12:03 PM

I myself have 3 days to decide if to return the unit and I wonder if there is also a fix coming, or even possible.

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-21, 19:25 PM

spoke with local BEST BUY GEEKS, they said Lenovo has no GPS

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-21, 19:43 PM

Hmm how does it being built in or not affect the GPS? There is clearly a GPS of some sort (well if it works). Perhaps there is a technical distinction I am missing.

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Re: New K1 owner unhappy with GPS

2011-10-21, 19:59 PM

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