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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

It's been almost two weeks since Google officially began rolling out Android 4.1 to the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus, giving users of that handset access to goodies like Google Now and the smoothness offered by Project Butter. However, it appears that the update also gave some folks a new GPS issue. Some Galaxy Nexus owners report that they're unable to obtain a GPS lock after updating to Jelly Bean, a problem that could make it difficult for apps to learn your location. Galaxy Nexus users can find out if they're affected by heading into an app such that continually tracks your location (such as Google Maps) and checking for a flashing icon and "Searching for GPS..." message in your notification window. If you get the message and don't see the flashing icon after waiting for a minute or two, you've likely been hit by the bug.

Don't fret too much if you're affected by this GPS bug, because the fix is fairly quick. As noted by Android Central, users can head on into their Settings menu and then click the Location services option. Unchecking the "Google's location service" box and then rechecking it should correct the problem. We've yet to hear anything from Google on what may be causing the issue, but thankfully it can be taken care of pretty easily. Now owners of Android 4.1-powered Galaxy Nexuses don't need to worry about not having directions or being unable to defend the Foursquare mayorship of their favorite coffee shop from that one Ben guy that's hot on their tail. Have any of you Galaxy Nexus users run into this GPS issue?

Via Android Central


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