01-24-2012 01:04 PM - edited 01-24-2012 01:05 PM
"how come it works great in gps status? Its a software error and not hardware. Lenovo should be able to fix this in a reasonable amount of time."
That's been my thought since I got this thing...
01-24-2012 04:49 PM
Just to confuse the issue even further, I have tested the following apps just now, against the night sky:
Compass, v 2.2.1, Catch, Inc. -- 90deg off (says the north star is ~ due east)
Smart Compass v 1.3.5, Smart Tools Inc -- correct, says north star is ~ 8deg west, about right for my declination
Google Sky map v 1.6.4 -- correct, good match to Orion, Ursa Minor, Jupiter, Venus, etc. (so, OK for both altitude and azimuth orientation.)
This has been true for the last two updates I have run, namely:
01-24-2012 05:14 PM
01-24-2012 06:04 PM
"I read this thread and installed Compass 2.1.1 It shows North 90 degrees west at West. I'm thinking it must be a problem with the Compass app and not he K1."
There are too many apps that show 90 degrees off. They're getting their info from the K1, so it's a software glitch on the K1 as to how the K1 is parsing the information for the app to read (and should be relatively easy to fix!).
01-24-2012 07:02 PM
I'm not sure about these "many" apps. You could be right, as I haven't tried that many. But Compass is the only thing I have found off on North here.
I guess coming from th Prime, I'm happy to even have GPS which works, good wifi and no random reboots.
01-25-2012 06:27 AM
"I'm not sure about these "many" apps."
3D Compass Pro
Compass, v 2.2.1
Smart Compass v 1.3.5
Smart Compass Pro v 2.2
Sygic GPS Navigation
There are a lot more compass using apps out there, not like I'm going to try every one of them to prove a point...
01-25-2012 07:10 AM
And why is the error always exactly 90 degrees? Why not random headings, or a full 180 degree inversion?
Could it be that some apps fail to read or account for the K1's orientation, landscape vs. portrait?
(Apologies if this is a really stupid question.)
01-25-2012 03:16 PM