Android Question Tablet does not detect satellites

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by vecino, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hello, I have tested the tutorial GPS and it works well in a smartphone, but in a tablet it does not detect the satellites.
    In the tablet, the google maps detects the location correctly and also other softwares that I have tested.
    What can happen?

    Tablet: wolder mitab.
    Android: 4.4
     
  2. derez

    derez Expert Licensed User

    From what I saw in the internet - your tablet doesn't have gps so no wonder it does not recieve satellites.
     
  3. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    It is curious. The tablet says that it has GPS:

    singps.png

    However, as you have said, I have read the user's manual and it does not have GPS.
    Then, how do they obtain the location google maps and other software?
    Thank you.
     
  4. mrossen

    mrossen Active Member Licensed User

    I think it is done by WiFi location
     
  5. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Try it by a window.
    Too many people try these things in a middle of a room or by a wall.
     
  6. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    You even can go outside.... If the device dont have a GPS then it is hard to get the satelites and the position :D

     
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  7. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    It's in the window :)

    inwindow.jpg


    How is the location for wifi?
    Is the tablet does not need GPS?
     
  8. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    With LocationManager library :)
     
  9. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User

    compare it to laptops that have the blutooth led and/or switch but the Blutooth module is not added to the laptop.
    they did that to prevent the design of yet another type of casing.

    I guess Android expects to have GPS available on every device.
     
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  10. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thank you :)
     
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