Samsung Vibrant and Captivate GPS Fix, where is it?
Thanks to Chris Ziegler over at mobile.engadget.com for sharing this with us and admitting something which was missed in their initial review, quite frankly as you would have expected it to work.
Not only was the AGPS on the Samsung Captivate and Vibrant clearly not work it was actually non functional at all. After waiting many minutes without a location lock, you come to realise that AGPS is something you wont usually miss until you don’t have it.
This really isn’t or shouldn’t be classified as a low or even medium priority fix, this is something that AT&T Samsung and T Mobile should have been working on immediately after spotting the issues.
When you really think about it there really isn’t a logical explanation why this made it all the way to the retail devices and does ask the question just how well are the products tested. Some would even suggest that the companies involved should have pulled the phones from shelves until such time as the problems had been resolved.