Samsung "will provide an update" for aGPS issue on the Captivate & Vibrant

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All is not well for both the two recently launched Samsung Galaxy S phones here in the US seeing that there are issues surrounding aGPS on the handsets. Both the Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile and Captivate for AT&T are experiencing the same problems – they're just unable to fetch a general location via aGPS. Essentially, you can wait an eternity for the handsets to get a fix using aGPS when you're indoors or outside the gaze of GPS satellites. There are a lot of fingers being pointed all around, especially when a major issue like this manages to pass through the cracks of rigorous testing before retail units hit the shelves. Fortunately, Samsung's attention has been shaken and they've made some official statements regarding the matter. Their official statement said, “Samsung Mobile is aware that under certain conditions, the GPS on our U.S. Galaxy S devices may not be meeting performance expectations. We are diligently evaluating the situation and will provide an update as soon as possible.” Although there is a workaround available which will most likely be understood by individuals with some expertise in Android, all the other regular owners out there that aren't in the loop of “fixing” phones will surely be at a standstill. So let's hope that Samsung pushes this update as soon as possible.

Samsung Captivate Specifications | Review
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source: Engadget

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5 Comments

1. breal525

Posts: 27; Member since: May 24, 2010

The GPS works great on my captivate.

2. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

yeah i have this problem. It takes freakin forever to find satellites and also sometimes it will say I am like in another state

3. kemper24

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

yeap.... same problem here with mine. But other then that i love the phone!

4. RS9568

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 22, 2010

Just turn on the network location setting rather than use the satellites. It will bypass the problem.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No issues with aGPS or reg GPS here as not all units had the problem - maybe it helped that I switched to the EURO I9000 ROM

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