But using wifi, shows an accuracy of 10-20 meters in less than 30". Clearly the GPS system on the Asus Transformer Prime is faulty or flawed. because the gps on the vibrant is worse than what columbus had Hotmann Sure this may be a problem...but how many people are actually going to be using their tablet for Source: XDA-Developers Like us! navigate here
I'm seeing alot of clueless comments by people here...perhaps this will help. Sorry, had to do that. For the vast majority of us we simply cannot get a satellite lock under any circumstances even outside on a clear day, motionless. I would be really disappointed if I got a tablet with crappy gps.
There are plenty of other great options now and as with all gadgets there will be plenty of better, faster, stronger ones coming down the pipe. It just means they know how to save for what they want. This is a side effect of the Prime's aluminum construction. Is it functioning as intended?
Remove Ads « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Sponsored Links Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments You may Retrieved 21 January 2012. ^ Franklin, Eric (9 January 2012). "Asus Transformer Prime gets major screen upgrade". In fact, the Prime suffers losses against the TF in just two minor ways: speakers (only one, and it's in a bad place), and the number of USB ports (one versus It's not an easy thing to admit because we do spend a lot of time reviewing these devices, but GPS reception is something I missed.
Considering how bad money is right now for everyone, I don't see how it's so hard to understand why people care. requiring wi-fi for a faster lock it's fine, requiring wi-fi to work at all it's not fine, specially when it says in the box it has GPS, it's included in the ASUS. See also Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android version history Comparison of tablet computers References ^ a b c Engadget staff (1 December 2011). "Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime review".
After doing a fair bit of research on these tablets every review/test would seem to put the Prime top of the list in every practical area. http://www.slashgear.com/asus-transformer-prime-gps-dongle-is-free-wont-work-with-keyboard-dock-16223098/ Ryuuie I'm glad you can make baseless assumptions. I wouldn't mind having a ~10 inch screen showing me where I am as opposed to the 4.5 inch Droid X or my slightly smaller stand alone GPS. http://androidpandora.blogspot.com/ Myself @David: so you have a cellphone, you can do calls with it but call quality is shit, literally terrible, like, you can't do any calls indoors, it's ok because
The 3G models needed this design concession in order to deliver decent cellular reception. http://seesbg.com/asus-transformer/asus-transformer-prime-wifi-direct-not-working.html The definition itself dictates that you can be ANYWHERE in the world and use the GPS, not just near wifi. steviedrew so should i buy 1? There are no Google-Apps certified devices without GPS.
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Unless the shell extends behind the screen then there should be no problem with GPS signals getting in unless Corning has perfected StarTrek-like transparent aluminum. 2. What a disappointment, i really enjoyed it, at least for the times it worked. his comment is here Share Share this post on Digg Twitter Share on Facebook Reddit! 04-11-2013,05:16 PM #2 MikeM Supporting Member Member # 590 Join Date May 2011 Location U.S/CA/OC Tablet TF101 Posts 3,375 Liked
ASUS now offers a free GPS dongle shipped to all customers who purchased the Transformer Prime, saying it "may help improve signal reception and optimize the user experience" available until 31 That's weak. It was released in Taiwan on 1 December 2011, and in Canada and the United States during the week of 19 December 2011. Contents 1 Features 2 Software 3 Reception 3.1
By the time I got around to doing so, ASUS had already acted. Yes, but not as my primary photo backup. knyghtryda Looks like a repeat of Samsung's GPS fiasco with the Galaxy S. He also makes it clear that nobody should criticize or question him for doing so in his thread.
Don Carey 22,117 views 3:34 Asus Transformer Prime GPS location test - Duration: 4:01. I would also expect a high end tablet equipped with GPS to be a suitable replacement for a car SATNAV. Sadairrea Wuho cares!! http://seesbg.com/asus-transformer/asus-transformer-prime-headphone-jack-not-working.html End.
I did not see much else in the forums about GPS so if I am just missing it please point me in the right direction. Eventually GPS signal in the city, especially if there are tall buildings, will be crap as the radio signals trend to bounce on the buildings, same if you are in a Most Primes is in 2nd group. Ryuuie The reason why people care so much about tablet GPS is simple: They paid at LEAST $500 for a piece of technology that doesn't do what it claims.
eejit likes this. 04-13-2013,09:19 PM #9 zeo Rescue Squad Member # 41525 Join Date Jul 2012 Tablet VivoTab Note 8 Posts 981 Liked 233 times For those stuck with the Prime... The response to the Transformer Prime generally has been overwhelmingly positive, but we understand that, in certain situations, the GPS functionality has not met some users’ expectations. In the case of the transformer prime? Please proceed with "Product Registration" after you have joined as an ASUS Member.
Joshua Is this a rumored device? If you were using the GPS functionality then its probably fair to assume that you could spare the temporary port access ? Loading... ASUS is trying to cover their butts.
So don't you think we'd expect it to work, slick? wwjoshdew 20,160 views 12:12 Asus Transformer Prime First look at the GPS Extension Kit - Duration: 9:16. Of course GPS is going to suck. David Ruddock Uh, yes, but you *bought* the 3G model.
I'd guess not because in this day and age, and for that kind of money, we expect a GPS chip. A GPS enabled phone gives me everything I want (ok GPS performance) internet access and offline storage (when 3g cuts out) maps and satellite imagery from Google maps etc. Having a GPS would lead one to believe that the device could latch on to a location without having to have aGPS or any other requirements. The time now is 12:44 PM.
Tyler C This is making me very tempted to cancel my Amazon orders of the 32GB and its accompanying keyboard dock. If they didn't want the gps chip to work properly, they would have excluded it and advertised it "no GPS" and sold it for $300 and took their chances that it It obviously is.