Samsung claims to fix GPS issues on Captivate and Vibrant with GPS Restore app

November 30, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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The Samsung Galaxy S has been troubled by GPS problems since it was first released months ago. Plenty of people complained that it was impossible to get a decent fix on their location, despite maintenance updates from AT&T and T-Mobile that claimed to patch the problem. Samsung has released a new app in the Android Market that claims to fix these problems.

I use the word “claim” because we already heard from a couple of folks that this actually doesn’t address the problems of getting a more accurate reading, although some people say that this does fix the issue for them. It seems to be a yes/no/maybe kind of thing that I won’t pretend to understand.

Regardless, it can’t hurt to try if you’re still experiencing issues with the AT&T Captivate or T-Mobile Vibrant pinpointing your location. If that’s the case, download GPS Restore from the Android Market and follow the instructions given by Samsung. Good luck.

Captivate instructions // Vibrant instructions

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