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What the heck is "Fused Location"?!?!?

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By Nephilim, Recognized Contributor on 9th December 2012, 10:47 PM
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Can anyone tell me what "fused location" is? Almost everytime I boot my Gnex I get "Unfortunately Fused Location has stopped working", while this does not generally affect how my device runs in any way it is quite annoying and seems to only have started happening since I updated to a 4.2.x based rom.

Any input on what the hell this is and what it does if anything would be great.
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12th December 2012, 11:59 PM |#2  
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Can anyone tell me what "fused location" is? Almost everytime I boot my Gnex I get "Unfortunately Fused Location has stopped working", while this does not generally affect how my device runs in any way it is quite annoying and seems to only have started happening since I updated to a 4.2.x based rom.

Any input on what the hell this is and what it does if anything would be great.

Read this.

http://www.androidcentral.com/why-ne...ave-no-sd-card
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Sorry to bump this, but I am getting high battery usage from Fused Location, saying it's using my GPS, but GPS is turned off. Are you sure it's to do with the file system?
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Sorry to bump this, but I am getting high battery usage from Fused Location, saying it's using my GPS, but GPS is turned off. Are you sure it's to do with the file system?

Edit: As pointed out below, my reply here is actually not relating to the topic at hand. I'll leave it, in case someone finds this thread trying to look for fuse filesystem information, though. Sorry about the off-topic reply.

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Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) is a loadable kernel module for Unix-like computer operating systems that lets non-privileged users create their own file systems without editing kernel code. This is achieved by running file system code in user space while the FUSE module provides only a "bridge" to the actual kernel interfaces.

In Android 4.2, specifically, it's used to take the physical filesystem /data/media and create the virtual filesystem /mnt/shell/emulated. /mnt/shell/emulated/0 is then symlinked to /storage/emulated/legacy, which is symlinked to /sdcard, /mnt/sdcard, and /storage/sdcard0.
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In Android 4.2, specifically, it's used to take the physical filesystem /data/media and create the virtual filesystem /mnt/shell/emulated. /mnt/shell/emulated/0 is then symlinked to /storage/emulated/legacy, which is symlinked to /sdcard, /mnt/sdcard, and /storage/sdcard0.

Guys, you all get it wrong. According to android source code (FusedLocationProvider), Fused Location is actually a location service which combines GPS location and network location to achieve balance between battery consumption and accuracy. It has no connection to the fuse file system.
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Guys, you all get it wrong. According to android source code (FusedLocationProvider), Fused Location is actually a location service which combines GPS location and network location to achieve balance between battery consumption and accuracy. It has no connection to the fuse file system.

Actually I was referring to the fused location.apk, not fusedlocationprovider, so what's said above makes more sense being as on the old versions of paranoidandroid it would stop working yet I had no issue with GPS/locations.

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Guys, you all get it wrong. According to android source code (FusedLocationProvider), Fused Location is actually a location service which combines GPS location and network location to achieve balance between battery consumption and accuracy. It has no connection to the fuse file system.

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Actually I was referring to the fused location.apk, not fusedlocationprovider, so what's said above makes more sense being as on the old versions of paranoidandroid it would stop working yet I had no issue with GPS/locations.

My mistake. Ignore my reply, then. Unfortunately, I haven't had any reason to look into either FusedLocationProvider or the apk, so I can't actually be of any use. Sorry about that.
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google maps doesn't yet utilize the newly announced Fused Location Provider
Am I correct in the assumption that the current google maps doesn't yet utilize the newly announced Fused Location Provider? I mean I've always kept location services off because of the substantial hit in battery life. Having received the new Google Play Services API, I tried to turn Location Reporting back on, but its hunger for battery hasn't decreased. I had to turn it off after half a day to make it to the end of the day. My guess is that the current version of maps still uses the old API services. Actually, this is my HOPE.
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Talking Fused Location= Google's new GPS system
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Sorry to bump this, but I am getting high battery usage from Fused Location, saying it's using my GPS, but GPS is turned off. Are you sure it's to do with the file system?

Supposedly ultra-low battery usage and really fast/responsive-- provides the GPS requirements of applications on Android with very little battery usage. It might be using up battery because of some bad coding where it is repeatedly trying to gain access to the GPS but cannot in a loop. Try to turn on GPS and see what other programs you have that are using GPS/Fused Location.
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Battery Low Fused Location Battery Drain
Hi all! I am on a Gnex CM10.1.0 stable. I have started using Carat to try and track down what is using up my battery so quickly. Carat was pointing to the Fused Location as a big drain, so I have force stopped it to see if it will help. I use my GPS a good bit, so will be an interesting test.
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Can it be removed if I don't use location ?


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