The Samsung Galaxy S variant for T-Mobile, the Vibrant, is known to have some issues with its GPS. In fact, it’s not the only US-based Galaxy S with the problem. Luckily though, Samsung has admitted to the situation, and have been diligent about getting a fix out the door to alleviate the problem. They’ve even gone as far as to issue a statement about it, and have promised a software fix by the early weeks of September.
Here’s what T-Mobile has to say about it:
“Samsung Mobile is aware that under certain conditions, the GPS on our U.S. Galaxy S devices may not be meeting performance expectations. We are diligently evaluating the situation and will provide an update as soon as possible.”
We know that they’ll have to fix the Network Assisted (which is for indoors), and the Autonomous (outdoors) receivers, as both have an issue coordinating the owner’s location. But, we’re confident they can push out a fix in the time frame they’ve outlined. It would be nice, though, if it were packed nicely with the update to Android 2.2. It is September we’re talking about here, after all. But, beggars can’t be choosers, we guess.
[via Cellphone Signal]