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Calamityspice
post Jun 18 2018, 05:31 PM
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Does the Gemini have actual GPS, or just some pseudo location system? I can't find any settings pertaining to GPS . My voice assistant says it doesn't,

The Indigogo website says it has AGPS. Which is real GPS with additional support from cellular data.

Thoughts?

Edit. It seems that it does, but to turn it off, you have to select location mode, then select battery saving. No wonder my voice assistant is confused.
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gymbo
post Jun 18 2018, 06:27 PM
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QUOTE(Calamityspice @ Jun 19 2018, 03:31 AM) *
Does the Gemini have actual GPS, or just some pseudo location system? I can't find any settings pertaining to GPS . My voice assistant says it doesn't,

The Indigogo website says it has AGPS. Which is real GPS with additional support from cellular data.

Thoughts?

Edit. It seems that it does, but to turn it off, you have to select location mode, then select battery saving. No wonder my voice assistant is confused.


The GPS settings are located under "Personal" and then under "Location" (my Gemini is in Norwegian, so I might have the actual wording wrong). So there should be no reason to resort to battery saving to turn it off. And it definitely has GPS, I've used it with Here-maps for navigation on a few occasions already (it fits almost perfectly in a compartment in the dashboard of my car...).
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Eldkatten
post Jun 18 2018, 11:56 PM
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Hello,

I, too, would like to confirm that the Gemini has GPS, no emulation. I, too, was confused about that there wasn't an abvious way to turn it on or off, but after I installed "GPS Test Plus" and started it, a "Location" icon appeared in the status bar.
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Daniel W
post Jun 24 2018, 04:22 PM
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As per standard Android, if you swipe down the notification shade with two fingers (or swipe down a second time with the notification shade already visible) you can tap a pen icon at the top and configure which "tiles" (icons) should be available, one of which is a toggle for location.
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Ifanafi
post Jun 25 2018, 08:42 AM
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Tapping location icon tuns GPS off (useless when you know where you are, seriously) and lessens battery drain.

BTW, one such available icon is "flashlight" which doesn't (yet?) work.

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QUOTE(Daniel W @ Jun 24 2018, 08:22 PM) *
As per standard Android, if you swipe down the notification shade with two fingers (or swipe down a second time with the notification shade already visible) you can tap a pen icon at the top and configure which "tiles" (icons) should be available, one of which is a toggle for location.

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post Jun 25 2018, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE(Ifanafi @ Jun 25 2018, 06:42 PM) *
Tapping location icon tuns GPS off (useless when you know where you are, seriously) and lessens battery drain.

BTW, one such available icon is "flashlight" which doesn't (yet?) work.

Cheers!

Yeah, I was wondering a bit about that myself. Probably a standard Android thing they
  1. Forgot to remove
  2. Didn't bother to remove
  3. Couldn't remove
  4. Kept in so we can have a multicolured flashlight in the future (which turns into a lightsaber when you turn on ALL the LED's with maximum brightness...!)
Of course I don't really believe anything of point 4, and the lightsaber would probably have been awkward to hold if it was real...
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