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Android Jelly Bean borks Samsung Galaxy Nexus’s GPS smarts

Android Jelly Bean borks Samsung Galaxy Nexus’s GPS smarts

Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners who have updated their handset to the newest version of Android have been experiencing problems with the phone’s GPS capabilities, it has emerged.

According to the good coves at Android Central, which based its story on user testimonies in forums, downloading Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean) causes a bug with the Galaxy Nexus’s GPS that means it is unable to get a fix on users’ location – rather stymieing the handset’s usefulness as a route-finder.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The good news is that the problem won’t need a firmware or any other kind of update to fix it. In fact, it only requires a button press or two on your part and takes about two seconds.

First head to ‘Settings’, You can then choose 'location services' and select 'Google’s location service', which you’ll need to tick and un-tick to re-activate. And that, chums, ought to nix the GPS for good.

As befits a phone in Google’s own Nexus range, the Galaxy Nexus was among the first Android smarties to get Jelly Bean.

The latest version of the OS brings a suite of cool new features to the smartphone, including the Siri-rivalling Google Now voice commands-cum-digital-assistant app and a host of welcome UI tweaks.

Source:

Android Central

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