You use location and GPS as synonyms. A phone with microG has many sources of location data. Not only GPS. Check your microG settings, go outdoors, install SatStat app and give your phone 10 minutes for location detection.I've spent the last few days testing microg in two devices:
- Redmi Note 4 (mido) LOS 16.0
- Poco F1 (beryllium) LOS 18.1
In the oldest phone, I still couldn't find a single bug. Location works very well, even gps works when using openstreetmap-based apps.
In the Poco F1 however, location is not working that well, I can't seem to get my location detected by google maps. That causes some nuisance as some apps rely on google maps to provide their services.
Considering that it works in one phone and not in other, it can't be a microg limitation. I suspect that it's just a bug that still hasn't been squashed in this fresh releases of android 11. I'm curious what are other people's experiences.
Apart from that, I must say I'm pleasantly surprised on how smoothly everything works in a google-free phone! Thank you microg developers!