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From "Joe Bowser (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (CB-13241) Potential issue with geolocation when device is set to GPS only
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:55:01 GMT


Joe Bowser resolved CB-13241.
    Resolution: Won't Fix
      Assignee: Joe Bowser  (was: Filip Maj)

I appreciate the effort put into testing, but we literally can't do anything to fix this behaviour
since we rely on Chrome's Geolocation Implementation.  As long as you're able to get the permission
dialog for getting a location, the code that we have control over is working properly.  I
would suggest trying to reproduce this on Chrome on your devices and filing an issue with
the Chromium project, or to use a Third Party plugin that uses Google Location Services.

> Potential issue with geolocation when device is set to GPS only
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-13241
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: cordova-android, cordova-plugin-geolocation
>         Environment: Reproducible by me on: Samsung Galaxy S5 when phone location settings
are set to GPS only.
> Error reporting has logged the issue on (based on most first): 
> Samsung Galaxy S7 (international and European version) 
> Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F)
> Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
> Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
> [etc....]
> The top 15 devices are Samsung with the exception of the Sony Xperia XA (F3111).
> There are other devices on the list but they happen a handful of times so could be false
positives or users have poor reception for example.
> Of note: Google Pixel and Pixel XL does not appear in the list of devices. I am also
unable to reproduce the issue on Nexus 5X.
>            Reporter: Phil Lennon
>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
> Pinging [~filmaj] who asked to be assigned this.
> My app uses the Geolocation getCurrentPosition() function on both IOS and Android. I
have had an estimated 1.6k Android users unable to get a location with a timeout error code
3. There are no problems on IOS.
> I first try to get location with the following settings:
>     this.geolocationOptionsFirst = {
>       enableHighAccuracy: true,
>       maximumAge: 300000,
>       timeout: 10000
>     }
> if that fails I then try again with the following settings:
>     this.geolocationOptionsSecond = {
>       enableHighAccuracy: false,
>       maximumAge: 300000,
>       timeout: 6000
>     }
> The app is failing with a timeout after 16 seconds in total. My testing has made me believe
it's something to do with setting phone location settings to GPS only. Please see environment
for affected devices.
> Happy to provide more information if needed. I am available on the cordova-android Slack
channel as frontendphil.

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