Where is the GPS ???

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  1. phil_qc

    phil_qc New Member

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    Where is the GPS ???

    Hi !

    I just got my Q9h from Rogers (Canada) but
    I cannot find the GPS application...

    Thanks for your help...

    Philippe
  2. PacoJr67

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    from your phone go to www.google.com/m and download the google maps application. that would be "basically" what you need. There are other programs available, that is one of the more popular ones.
  3. phil_qc

    phil_qc New Member

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    Wow Paco, that was fast...
    Thank you very much !

    philippe
  4. mexiken

    mexiken New Member

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    Be sure to post if you have any more problems.
  5. Guardian

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    Please let me know if you get the message "Searching for Satellites (0)" and it wont find anything. I am curious to know if its my phone, my dumb ass or something else. thanks.
  6. Guardian

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    When you want to thank someone, hit the thanks button under their post that was helpful.
  7. PacoJr67

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    I'll try it the next time I'm outside (or near a window). But it was working yesterday.
  8. mexiken

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    I answered your message. Its a common occurence. There are threads dedicated to troubleshooting this problem.

    Search around. Or take my advice. Its the short and skinny version.
  9. Guardian

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    I posted this before I got your advice and I am looking into it. After reading over an hours worth of unhelpful information cluttered with worthless talk, you get exhausted and need to get back to work. So, sorry for bothering anyone by asking.
  10. mexiken

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    I just used it last night, works like a champ.
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    Not bothering. Just gave you the concise version. I offered to make stickies out of common questions, manuals, guides, hell, I'll even throw in screenshots, whatever, but the mods never took me up on my offer. They probably WANT you to search for hours, clicking on page after page :tounge:
  12. Tin Star

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    It expands the mind................:2cool:
  13. mexiken

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    LOL, and makes their site's stats look good :tounge:
  14. Guardian

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    It's inefficient and wasteful and no it doesn't expand the mind, it numbs it. My mind is well expanded and busy :wacko:
  15. Raderick

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    FWIW, searching "GPS" here is useless, the terms must be at least four letters.

    Now for my issue with Google Maps, I'm always getting "your handset doesn't seem to be compatible with My Location (beta) feature" when I use the My Location feature.
  16. PacoJr67

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    As do I, but the GPS works so no biggie...
  17. mexiken

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    Well, thats because you're talking about the "My Location" feature, which is NOT gps, but uses cell tower triangulation to approximate your location. That feature is not compatible with your phone. To use GPS, you need to check option #5, "Use GPS"....

    Nifty little name for it eh ????:wacko:
  18. Raderick

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    Well that's odd, it worked on the Q9h that was stolen from me.

    Anywho, are there any free alternatives with such a feature?
  19. mexiken

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    No, what worked for you was when you turned on the GPS, and hit my location, option 0, it used to center you. When they introduced "My Location", it kinda mixed things up for a lot of people. I can assure you though that it does not work on the Q9h. The Windows API for the GPS isn't available to Google for some dumb reason or another. So thats whats going on. Its documented here, and on Google's help forums. Trust me, I've TRIED to get it to work, but I couldn't. Do a search for "GPS not true GPS", and you'll find more than you wanted to know on the subject. Thats also my most shameful post, I didn't do enough experimenting, so take the first post with grains and grains of salt.
  20. Raderick

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    I can tell you that with my old Q9h, it did work, it tracked my exact location. With my new Q9h it doesn't work. Was there some update that rendered it useless or something?

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