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N8 and Accuweather

My ever growing feeling of de ja vu with the N8 has been increased with its inability to either display my Current location, although Ovi Maps 3.06 has me spot on. It starts by saying..."Getting position" and then to "Loading..." and there it stays ad infinitum.

I therefore try Add location and type in the county city, "Gloucester", which on the N97 generated 4/5 possible locations (including the US) but the app just says "Searching..." and stays that way.

It's ironic really as I had no problems with Accuweather on the N97.

Is anyone else experiencing this on the N8?
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:22 PM
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does anyone other than you have an N8 yet?!?!

sorry, trying hard to wait patiently....

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Old 12-10-2010, 02:41 PM
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does anyone other than you have an N8 yet?!?!

sorry, trying hard to wait patiently....
Errr... guess so. See here:-

http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/...-p/smartphones
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i am also waiting
I am full of waiting

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Just you both be careful what you wish for...
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Just you both be careful what you wish for...
after the N97 'experience' this is a concern. Have you had problems with crashing? does the GPS work well?

thank god it doesn't have a camera lens cover.......

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after the N97 'experience' this is a concern. Have you had problems with crashing? does the GPS work well?

thank god it doesn't have a camera lens cover.......
No crashes so far.

GPS is spot on and quick.

It wasn't so long ago that I remember the N95 8GB being berated for not having a camera lens cover.

My... how times change!
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does anyone other than you have an N8 yet?!?!

sorry, trying hard to wait patiently....
yeah, Ive got one although a little less atm and more
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surely it must now be time to have an N8 forum rather than hijacking the N97 one?

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yes, indeed it should. And its in motion apparently.. not in my jurisdiction
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yeah, Ive got one although a little less atm and more
Glad I'm not the only one!!!

I think you'd better tell Rafe to reserve a large chunk of the server for the N8 forum.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:17 PM
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I never managed to get accuweather to work well on my n97, all other gps things work spot on.
It seems to me that accuweather gives up trying to get a gps fix to quickly, i don't know if the developers could make it search for longer but thats what my n97 needs cos if i have ovi maps running in the background accuweather will get a fix instantly.

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I never managed to get accuweather to work well on my n97, all other gps things work spot on.
It seems to me that accuweather gives up trying to get a gps fix to quickly, i don't know if the developers could make it search for longer but thats what my n97 needs cos if i have ovi maps running in the background accuweather will get a fix instantly.
I had difficulties getting Accuweather to work well my my N97 as well. I never managed to get the GPS fix to work at all. I just pick my city (Vancouver) and set it as the default.
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Old 14-10-2010, 11:16 AM
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Update

For some strange reason, Accuweather has decided to work and I'm happy to report that it is now showing my, "Current location".

I wish I could tell you that it was something I'd done... but I can't.
It was just working this morning.

As for the N97, the only way I could get my "Current location" on it was to install Maps Booster from the Ovi Store and that solved the problem.

Before purchasing it you could try installing Ovi Maps v3.06 to see if that helps with positioning, if you haven't already got it.
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I'm using accuweather with no problems on getting location. except i have my gps keep popping on and off (widgets in offline mode), just removed accuweather from the widgets.. lets see how it goes.
 

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