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Nonexistent "Automatic time zone" option?

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By sc2tltl, Member on 29th November 2012, 11:42 PM
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On my Nexus 7, in the "Date & time" section of the Settings app, I only have "Automatic date & time" at the top. But on my phone I have both "Automatic date & time" and "Automatic time zone". I'm currently running stock 4.2 (rooted) if that makes a difference.

Can anyone else please check your "Date & time" real quick, and confirm if you have a "Automatic time zone" option on your Nexus 7 or not? Thanks!
29th November 2012, 11:47 PM |#2  
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I have what you have. No auto zone.
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30th November 2012, 12:06 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Groid

I have what you have. No auto zone.

Cool, thanks!
30th November 2012, 05:07 PM |#4  
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I suspect that phones get this information from the GSM/CDMA network. Since a wifi N7 doesn't have the ability to talk to them, it can't get this info. It's probably possible to figure this out from location info, but that is a serious pain in the butt to do. There are a lot of exceptions in the rules for TZs. Seems like Google hasn't done the work to do it in Android.
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