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Awkwardly bad compass

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19th April 2012, 04:35 PM   |  #1  
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Heya mates,
I'm quite happy with my Captivate Glide, but there's one thing that really annoys me.
The compass on the phone is really bad, it can tell me the vague direction, but it is not a bit compareable to my old HTC Dream.
This inaccuracy is especially noticeable when using Apps like Google Sky Map.

Did anyone else notice these problems too, or do I have just a bad magnet sensor in my phone?
22nd April 2012, 05:20 PM   |  #2  
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Same here. Infuriating, because it means Samsung either didn't bother to test it, or tested it and said "screw it, let the customer deal with it."

In my maps app, I noticed the compass is actually off 90 degrees clockwise. If you turn the phone counterclockwise with the keyboard closed, the power-button side of the phone points the right direction (forward).
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22nd April 2012, 11:54 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lambgx02

In my maps app, I noticed the compass is actually off 90 degrees clockwise. If you turn the phone counterclockwise with the keyboard closed, the power-button side of the phone points the right direction (forward).

I have exactly the same issue, but I thought it was on purpose, like that you are supposed to use it in landscape mode.

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Originally Posted by sbiricuda

Does this help you?

I've already used a gps.conf fix, but solved my slow GPS, but the compass is still as bad.
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