Originally Posted by Ciddy
Ok guys, here's a small update of my experience. As instructed by Asus support, I manually reinstalled the 220.127.116.11 update from SD. After that, my ability to obtain a fix has GREATLY increased. The signal acquisition was definitely faster and reception quality also seemed a bit better (up around 5 points on GPS Test SNR scale, now reporting a maximum value of 32).
Accuracy was still pumping quite a bit, but it was way more accurate than before and actually somewhat usable.
HOWEVER the bizarre thing was Google Maps was NOT USING the GPS at all when WiFi was switched off, totally retarded. Switching between GM and GPS Test was really bizarre, GPS Test reporting a solid fix (solid for the Prime, otherwise mediocre) of 6 sats and an accuracy of 30-50m (while driving), while GM put me squaredly at my home address of its last known WiFi location.
Curious what the 18.104.22.168 update tomorrow will bring will bring...
That's odd, I was just going to post that same thing about Google Maps, but this is with the new 22.214.171.124. I just went to pick the kid up from school, and I let the Prime sit in the car for 15 minutes before I left, still connected to my home WiFi. It got a fix with 7 sats (seeing 9). As I got farther from home it started losing them. It lost the fix quickly, but still seemed to see around 4 sats the whole way. When I got to his school, I enabled the hotspot on my phone. While I was sitting there, it got a fix again (not sure if it was the stationary time or the WiFi). I left it connected to the hotspot and drove away, and it seemed to keep a fix on 4-6 sats with an accuracy around 100 in GPS Test. At this point I switched over to Google Maps to see what it showed, and it still showed me at the school! So it was showing I had a fix while I was moving, but didn't show me correctly on the map.
Now there was one other odd thing. I was playing back and forth with GPS Essentials and GPS Test. On the trip over I was using GPS Essentials and on the way back GPS Test. However, when I got home I switched from GPS Test back to GPS Essentials. It took a minute or so to show a lock in GPS Essentials, but when it did Google Maps did finally update. Is there a difference between what the two programs are showing? It almost seems that GPS Essentials is more correctly corresponding to what Google Maps sees.