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Android 4.2.1 GPS Fix

December 2nd, 2012

Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 GPS bug is certainly annoying but seems easily fixed.

Try the following:

1. go to settings

2. Location Access

3. Un-check ‘Wi-Fi & mobile network location’

4. Re-check ‘Wi-Fi & mobile network location’

or possibly try the following:

1. On main page press the search bar at the top (box written Google following of a mic symbol). This will open Google Now

2. Google now will tell you that location service is currently Off.

3. You will have a link to a setting menu to turn it on

4. Go in that menu and turn it on.

5. The GPS/Navigation still not working.

6. Repeat step 1.

7. Repeat step 2.

8. Now you will see something like “Enable Google app access the GPS location”, turn it on.

9. There we go, the GPS/Navigation works again!

Second problem:

Seems like the GPS is spending a lot of time trying to connect with a signal.

Look in the settings for ‘Battery’. Investigate to see what apps may be using the battery way more than they should. I found ‘The Weather Channel’ app was the culprit. Once I uninstalled this app, the GPS stopped trying to constantly connect.

Other users have indicated issues with certain apps like ‘Shazam’ and possibly ‘Zillow’.

Whatever the case…keep an eye on apps that frequently use location as part of their service to you. Sometimes un-installing and re-installing these apps may solve the problem.

Also I have found that deleting app caches tends to speed up the phone. Check out ‘App Cache Cleaner’ in the Play Store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.cache&hl=en

Android 4.1.2 Coming To GSM Galaxy and Nexus S Owners

October 16th, 2012

Customers are reporting that the 4.1.2 update has made them happy.

Just received update 4.1.2 on my Nexus S – brilliant fixed the bug on making phone calls- so very happy. Kyren Tremble

The list is not very long. In fact, the list is pretty much non-existant as far as any features go. All those goodies will be saved up for Android and the next Nexus devices.

Noozy is a Zune like Music Player for Android

October 11th, 2012

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http://lifehacker.com/5950035/noozy-picks-up-the-zunes-music-player-and-drops-it-on-android Seems that some developer was smitten with the Zune’s UI and has created a new Android app (music player). Apparently it isn’t just superior in visual appeal. Sounds like it has a decent sound engine behind it as well.

Google Android Update To Add Rotating Home Screen – Hardware –

October 10th, 2012

http://www.informationweek.com/hardware/handheld/google-android-update-to-add-rotating-ho/240008757

We’re releasing Android 4.1.2 to AOSP today, which is a minor update on top of 4.1.1. As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7: please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components (the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1. The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1. Enjoy, Conley and JBQ

This is a quote from the developers of Android. Some people are saying that this update will include functionality that, in my opinion would be included only in a major revision. Android 4.2 (key lime pie) would benefit from any major visual change. Why waste something like this on a very minor update? Remember, Google is not stupid! Unfortunately, consumers have become accustomed to simple updates being upgrades. This puts undue pressure on coders, designers and architects.

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