Vodafone customers who updated their Samsung Galaxy S2 handsets to version 2.3.3 of Android are experiencing problems with GPS, the carrier has admitted.
Voda pushed out Android 2.3.3 to S2 owners last week. Since then, a welter of user testimonies on forums have attested to serious issues with the handset’s GPS, which took aeons to lock onto satellite signals. Or in some rare cases, didn't work at all.
Today, the carrier has formally acknowledged the issue and has pledged it is working on a patch to address it. So that’s alright, then.
A moderator on the Vodafone forum stated: “We're aware that some Vodafone customers are experiencing a slow GPS lock on their device.
“We're investigating the cause with Samsung and will provide an update on timings for a fix as soon as we have more information.
“In the meantime, customers should still be able to use location services as normal once their device has locked onto the GPS connection.”
With so little to go on, it’s not yet clear what’s causing the problems. But we’ll endeavour to keep you informed if anything further comes to light.