Samsung promises to release aGPS fix for Galaxy S phones by September

Samsung promises to release aGPS fix for Galaxy S phones by September
Although there are some handset owners who aren't experiencing issues with their specific Samsung Galaxy S handset, there apparently seems to be a lot of people reporting about GPS issues. We've already reported that Samsung was mindful to hearing a lot of complaints regarding aGPS problems found on the recently launched Samsung Captivate and Vibrant. Owners complained that it would take a lengthy amount of time before the handset receives a lock on their location via aGPS. Samsung has already stated that they were in the process of looking into the issue and providing an update that will correct it. Now we're being given some additional information regarding that fix after Samsung's web product analyst, Carla Saavedra, promised that the fix would come some time in September. The update itself would apply to both the US and international variants of the Galaxy S, but there is no indication if they will all get it at the same time. Let's cross our fingers and hope that it'll land some time closer to the beginning of the month as opposed to the end – we're sure there are some in dire need of it.

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1. Traget unregistered

There are many in need of it!!! This is not the only thing thou, there is also the issue with lost connectivity through 3G and WiFi. And lagging and draining batteries and more. There are many of us eagerly waiting for an official update from Samsung, sometime within this year would be nice! =(

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

that is strange the newest samsung update and the i9000 rom build seem to have the aGPS working just fine.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hmmm, again with i9000 rom, battery life is great - wifi and GPS use is going to drain your battery no matter what - you will have to wait for the newer phones in 2011/2012 to address this issue as they will be built with even smarter CPUs.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i run nearly all day on my vibrant with heavy use.. hell i have the gps hack and the "speed boost" on their as well. If your getting bad battery life, you need to turn down your screen(dont use the auto brightness), quit using samsung widgets, make sure u dont have crap running all the time, and such like that. knowing how to use a multitasking phone is an important part of its battery life. Also, the battery indicator is not accurate. DL one from the market for a better reading. BTW, networkdood, if ur running a US galaxy with the Euro version rom on there u are gonna get bricked when the autoupdate comes down. People are having all sorts of bricking issues with the euro galaxy rom on vibrant/captivate. Cyanogenmod team has come out and begged people not to put it on because u cant take it off without a lage chance of bricking.

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