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Offline RobInfinity

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Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:47:56 PM »
Especially since I can't find any sign of the Nexus 7 having GPS capabilities?



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Re: Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 07:59:10 PM »
It works with Google maps that way doesn't it?

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Re: Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 08:16:02 PM »
Because it has gps.
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Re: Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 08:43:36 PM »
Give GPSTest s try from Google Play, you could be surprised at the GPS capabilities of the Nexus 7.

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Re: Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 09:35:57 PM »
OK. Where is Allen Funt?

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Re: Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 11:09:06 PM »
Google Maps, Google Earth, Google NAVIGATION.    I thought if you try any of those apps they ask permission to start gps if it hasn't been..   Anyway,  check  Settings /Personal/Location Access / Voila.
By the way, how did you know about the antenna but then assume no GPS?
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Re: Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 03:53:02 AM »
I bought my Nexus 32gb at Tesco last Friday.
The GPS is amazing, better than my other GPS devices.
It is lying on my desk, 6 ft from a small window and it got an accurate fix in 14 Seconds using GPS Status a free App.
It is now showing receipt of signal from 10 satelites.
As well as Google Maps, I downloaded a free app Nav Free, which has accurate UK maps and I used it coming back from Stansted with it lying on the passenger seat and it worked great with clear instructions.
Overall I am very impressed with my Nexus 7 so far.

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Re: Why does my Nexus 7 have a GPS antenna in it?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 04:11:36 AM »
My bad I guess, I assumed the google maps got its fix from the IP address being used. I haven't used it outside except to read books.

I found out about the GPS antenna when I popped off the back cover for an ongoing battery problem I'm having, and saw the three antennas mounted inside of it.

 


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