Vodafone coughs to Galaxy S II GPS glitches
Lock-less monster to be dealt with
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."
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. ®
stop this nonsense forthwith
This is a prime example why hardware manufacturers should refuse to offer custom roms for individual networks like apple do. It puts them and their reputation at the mercy of each network's tech departmentand is nothing but deprimental to the customer in the end.
Oh.. a new scandal...
Ah, fail, wrong brand...
The worst 3G coverage in the UK.. only with Vodafone!
Why would anyone want to use a smart phone on their network?