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Vodafone has acknowledged complaints from Samsung Galaxy S2 owners who claim their handsets' GPS functionality was adversely affected by a recent firmware update.

Dozens of customers wrote to Reg Hardware last week, flagging the issue that their GPS services were taking a long time to lock onto satellite signals - if they get a lock at all. The issue emerged after Android 2.3.3 was released for the Vodafone version of the handset.

Vodafone initially kept schtum on the matter, but has now issued a statement recognising the problem.

"We're aware that some Vodafone customers are experiencing a slow GPS lock on their device following the recent software update," it said.

"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 able to use location services as normal once their device has locked onto the GPS connection."

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If you're an affected consumer, you'll basically have to wait patiently for a fix, which could come later today, tomorrow, or sometime next year. Either way, at least you know someone is looking into the issue. Finally. ®

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