1. J English Smith's Avatar
    Has there been any indication whether Playbook GPS will work better with BB10?
    09-06-12 09:54 PM
  2. GreyGhostRos's Avatar
    Well quality of GPS reception is based pretty much on the hardware and antenna.. So I don't think a software update will help much..
    Last edited by GreyGhostRos; 09-06-12 at 10:47 PM.
    09-06-12 10:45 PM
  3. peter9477's Avatar
    "Work better"... than what? For many of us, it works perfectly well.

    Relative to how it was at launch, many issues have been fixed already.

    There are a few more in the queue, and those will be fixed by BB10.

    And then there's the part where the PlayBook does not have a cellular radio, so cannot benefit from "Assisted GPS", which is what generally makes the phone GPS seem so much better.

    BB10 can't bring your PlayBook a cellular radio, but if you've bought one of the 4G PlayBooks it ought to gain those benefits with BB10 and thus "work better".
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    09-06-12 10:47 PM
  4. Xopher's Avatar
    Some people had reported faster locking on the 2.1 beta, so there may be some room for optimization.
    09-06-12 10:55 PM
  5. Hawnz's Avatar
    Assisted GPS can also use wifi. But wifi locations can be off by miles, even thousands of miles.
    09-06-12 11:47 PM
  6. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    It's definitely better on 2.1 Imo. I quickly get a lock provided I'm outside.
    09-07-12 12:01 AM
  7. robsteve's Avatar
    Assisted GPS can also use wifi. But wifi locations can be off by miles, even thousands of miles.
    Last year when I brought the router from my cottage back into town BB Maps on the 9900 would show me at my cottage if I used assisted gps. I even had a different SSID in town, so the assisted GPS must use the Mac address or some other unique identifier of the router.
    09-07-12 08:02 AM
  8. peter9477's Avatar
    Hawnz and robsteve: that's correct. RIM's system for the PlayBook OS used/uses a database of hotspot locations, which can sometimes be off, even by a long distance. It's not a perfect substitute for the more refined A-GPS capability that a cellular connection gives.
    09-07-12 05:09 PM
  9. GreyGhostRos's Avatar
    I stand corrected.. Sorry for the misinformation.. Guess was a little ill informed..
    09-07-12 11:25 PM
  10. Hawnz's Avatar
    I stand corrected.. Sorry for the misinformation.. Guess was a little ill informed..
    Wrong about what?
    09-08-12 01:16 AM
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