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A900 Has Broken GPS

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by CellGeek, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. CellGeek

    CellGeek Sprint is the BOMB!
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    The GPS is all A900 phones does not function properly and is the reason that the A920 can run GPS applications such as Garmin and therefore the A900 cannot and will not be supported. Sprint has been trying to get Samsung to fix the problem and has been unsuccessful. Thanks God that I did not purchase an A900. :mad:
     
  2. Gamer03

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    That is weird. :confused:

    My A900 works perfectly with GPS applications such as Garmin.

    I have been able to pinpoit my location in my neighborhood within 100 yards. :)
     
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  3. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    Yeah, thats always been the thing with the a900. It will find you most of the time, but it will never follow you.
     
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  4. Gamer03

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    Hmm....

    I will have to test it out the next time I go to my campus. I will turn it on and leave it on for the drive up to my campus.
     
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    Dont even bother. It will give you the initial GPS fix, but will never follow you along the route.
     
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  6. CellGeek

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    tHE sANYO 7400 WORKS FINE.
     
  7. Yankees368

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    That it does. The 7400 is accurate down to an inch!
     
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  8. wgray8231

    wgray8231 I don't work here.
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    GPS is generally only accurate to about 15-20 meters. Unless it's using some extra accuracy improvement system like Differential GPS (only 1-3 meters accuracy) or something else.
     
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    Yeahhhhhh, I know that. But that phone was just soo accurate. It worked inside concrete buildings with no windows. It was so accurate that when directing to an address, I would stand infront of the door and it was say 0 feet. That's damn near perfect!
     
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  10. wgray8231

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    Sounds pretty good, but I doubt the GPS location for the address was based on the location of the front door.

    Using the GPS in a concrete building with no windows is very inaccurate, if usable at all. Windows at least allow the signal bounced off other buildings to enter, but giving accuracy of about 100 meters or worse. Lighter materials such as glass and wood allow better better accuracy.
     
  11. Yankees368

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    Well don't forget that this is network assisten GPS. Since the sprint signal was so strong, it was able to pin point me exactly, even inside with no windows.
     
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