It looks like some Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners who have received the upgrade to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean have been having issues with the device’s GPS. Fortunately, there is a quick fix that should take care of the issue and return functionality.
Owners of of the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ have been having issues with the device’s GPS ever since the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update arrived earlier this month. Those seeing the problem are unable to get a fix on their location as the device continually searches for GPS.
Fortunately, there is a quick fix for the issues, first discovered by Android Central. The solution is extremely easy and once performed, the GPS issue should be resolved on the Galaxy Nexus.
The first thing owners will want to do is head to the device’s Settings. From there, tap on Location Services. Once in there, owners will want to uncheck and then re-check the Google location service option. It’s as easy as that.
Once that is done, the GPS issues that have been plaguing Galaxy Nexus owners since the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean roll out should be taken care of and the service should return back to normal.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean started rolling out for the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ earlier this month making it the first device not called the Nexus 7 to receive the highly anticipated update.
That roll out was followed by one for the Nexus S on various carriers and we expect the 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus update for both the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Sprint Galaxy Nexus to follow as Google confirmed both devices as among the initial batch to see the new software.
Other devices, like the HTC One X, HTC One S and the Samsung Galaxy S III should be seeing the updates in the next couple of months, though, the devices on American carriers will likely face long waits.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be bringing quite a few features along with it to Android owners including Google Now, re-sizable widgets, customizable Notifications, offline Voice dictation and more.