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Samsung Galaxy S20 owners complaining of GPS lock issues
by Rajesh Pandey
A number of Samsung Galaxy S20 owners are reporting GPS issues with their units in apps like Google Maps and Waze. Affected users are reporting that it is taking their Galaxy S20 units up to 10-15 minutes to lock on to GPS satellites. Even after a lock is in place, the GPS location is unreliable and keeps jumping all over the place.
The issue seems to be caused by an underlying software bug as all usual remedies like a device restart, app data cleanup, etc. have not worked. Some users report that they are able to get the GPS to work temporarily by turning off 5G, though the problem pops up again on 4G mode after a while. The problem is being reported by owners of all variants of the Galaxy S20. However, the problem is only being reported by owners of the Snapdragon-powered variant of the Galaxy S20, with international/Exynos variant owners not reporting any such issues.
Some Galaxy S20 owners have gotten their units replaced by Samsung, though the issue continues to persist in the replacement unit as well.
Samsung will likely fix this GPS issue with the next Galaxy S20 update. The company is already working on an update for the devices that will fix the camera app freezes, improve battery life, and more.
Via: XDA Developers
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Garmin announces the vívoactive 3 Music smartwatch
by Jay Bonggolto
Last year, GPS technology provider Garmin unveiled the vívoactive 3 smartwatch as part of the company's continuing efforts to dabble in the fitness segment. Today, Garmin moves to grow its suite of smartwatch products by announcing the vívoactive 3 Music GPS smartwatch with a built-in music component.
As a music-oriented device, the smartwatch is capable of storing up to 500 songs with the ability to download soundtracks from a number of music streaming providers such as iHeartRadio for offline playback. You can then listen to its library of music by pairing the smartwatch with a compatible Bluetooth headphone. Garmin says Deezer will be added to the list of streaming services for the smartwatch in the near future.
The vívoactive 3 Music packs the same set of fitness, wellness, and connectivity features as the vívoactive 3. It includes the Elevate wrist-based heart rate sensor and more than 15 pre-installed GPS and indoor sports apps for various activities like yoga, running, and strength training, among others.
With its always-on Chroma Display, you can easily read your activities and stats on the screen under the direct hit of sunlight. Garmin also claims that its battery can last up to seven days in smartwatch mode or five hours with continuous GPS use and music playback.
You can customize the smartwatch with a vast selection of watch faces, widgets, data fields, and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ store. With either the Lyft ETA or Uber ETA app, you can monitor the estimated arrival time of your ride. The vívoactive 3 Music also comes preloaded with the SmartThings app to let you control your lights at home and the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to check the weather updates.
Additionally, the smartwatch will let you make contactless payments with its integrated Garmin Pay solution so that you won't have to bring your credit card or cash with you in a shopping store or coffee shop. Available in black and white color variants, the vívoactive 3 Music can now be purchased for $299.99 from Garmin's online store.
Google wants to use AR to make walking navigation easier in Maps
by João Carrasqueira
More and more news keeps coming from Google I/O, and this time, the company is showing off its vision of how walking navigation could be made easier with the aid of Augmented Reality.
The new Augmented Reality Maps experience would analyze the user's surroundings and determine their position in order to provide accurate and clear directions to help them get to their destination. To do this, Google developed what it's calling VPS, Visual Positioning System, which improves upon the typical GPS experience by analyzing the landmarks around the user to determine the exact location.
Additionally, the experience could overlay places such as restaurants and businesses on top of the real-world images in the camera's field of view, making it easier to find new places that might otherwise go unnoticed in real life. Google has also been experimenting with the idea of a guide in the augmented reality environment, which users would then follow to get to a particular location.
Note that this isn't an official feature coming soon, but rather how the company envisions the experience could be. It could be a while before the features become available, and they won't necessarily be available at the same time. It should go without saying that the feature is not meant for use while driving, which could cause significant damage.
Google has been quite busy with announcements today, ranging from new AI features for many of its services to a new developer preview of Android P. Google I/O will continue until May 10, and we can expect some more news in that time.
Via: Ars Technica
By Timi Cantisano
Liam Neeson can now give you directions in Waze
by Timi Cantisano
When it comes to navigation and mapping, Google Maps is quite often thought of first. But, over the years, a lot of users have called upon the power of Waze, with its crowd-sourced information that can alert you to nearby police, accidents, and more, in real time.
As we head into the busy holiday season, many will be traveling quite a bit, and whether it's heading to the mall for those last minute presents or driving to the in-laws to feast on some glorious tofurkey, Waze will be able to give you directions, utilizing the soothing sound of Liam Neeson's voice. This isn't the first time that Waze has had a bit of fun when it comes to using celebrity voices, with Neeson's arriving just in time to promote his new film, The Commuter.
In order to activate the voice, you'll want to navigate to the settings menu, head to the voice directions section, and select Liam Neeson. You can see what this looks like in the provided image. Those outside the United States will be a bit bummed, as Neeson's voice is exclusive to the United States. The voice will be available for use until January 14.