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ASUS offers free GPS dongle for Transformer Prime owners

While a pretty awesome tablet in its own right, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime has been plagued with reception issues since its release, most notably in the WiFi and GPS department. It looks like ASUS has finally found a solution to the GPS issues, at least, which are speculatively due to the tablet's all-metal chassis. Since radio waves can only be improved so much by software, they've gone the hardware route, and are planning on providing an external GPS dongle that plugs into the Transformer Prime's docking port.

Asus responds to Transformer Prime GPS and bootloader issues: deal with it

There's been a lot of negative feedback from early adopters of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, first over some poor GPS performance, then over a bootloader locked with 128-bit encryption. While the former is probably a hardware issue, the latter is a software decision that's keeping paying customers from taking advantage of the Transformer PRime's hardware with custom kernels and ROMs. Notebook Italia reports that the Asus Italy has responded to customer outcry. The response is not likely to make many users happy.

ASUS Transformer Prime update brings camera, GPS fixes

The all powerful ASUS Transformer Prime quad-core tablet that seems to be sold out just about everywhere these days is apparently getting a little over the air (OTA) software update today that should make a few users plenty happy. One important note is fixes for GPS, although the bootloader is another story.

ASUS Transformer Prime GPS issues still evident after update

The ASUS Transformer Prime has just started arriving at the doorsteps of those lucky enough to pre-order before Christmas, but already has an evident issue with its GPS capabilities. A thread over at XDA-Developers claims that not only does the GPS have a hard time locking onto satellite signals, but some claim it doesn't work at all. And as a precaution before you try this on your own Transformer Prime - set your device to 'Airplane Mode' (or simply disengage from data) to ensure the GPS can lock your position without the help of WiFi.

Transformer Prime GPS issues arise, activate WiFi to fix

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer prime is currently king of the hill as far as Android tablets go, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. As we've seen with other high-profile devices, a single critical failure can sound a sour note for an otherwise great piece of tech. For the Transformer Prime, that sour note appears to be the GPS radio, according to a growing thread over at XDA Developers. Users are reporting extremely poor GPS performance when not connected to wireless networks.

TeleNav announces web-based HTML 5 navigation service

Today the popular location-based service provider TeleNav has announced an HTML 5 browser-based navigation service for mobile devices. They've been a popular and widely used 3rd party navigation tool on Android for a long time and now their entire suite of location-based services are about to get even better, and easier to access.

Galaxy S II GPS errors recognized by Vodafone

Those of you with a Galaxy S II on Vodafone's network may have been experiencing some GPS connection issues after your OTA update to 2.3.3. This doesn't strike me as too surprising, as Samsung Androids have had a brief history of GPS bugs. Whats been happening on these plagued Galaxy S II's is the GPS either takes too long to home in on your location or simply never does. Unlike some carriers Vodafone definitely took these complaints seriously.

TeleNav GPS Navigator 7.1 update coming soon

Our friends from TeleNav are all set to launch the new and improved GPS Navigator version 7.1 for Android devices soon. TeleNav has been working hard to bring the most wanted and requested features to the popular navigation tool and this update will do just that. First available for WiMAX devices it will soon follow to other carriers and options as TeleNav comes pre-loaded with many popular smartphones available today. See below for a list of all the newly announced features and more.

Satellite AR app shows UARS satellite crashing in real-time

For those of you who are unaware, the UARS satellite is currently 'scheduled' to crash into the surface of the earth. If this news happens to worry you, or if you're interested in tracking a falling satellite as in crashes into the planet, the Satellite AR app for Android is tracking the satellite live for your viewing pleasure.
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