7022 gets coarse location right in one app but not in Google Maps and others

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  1. groovyb

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    I'm trying to get working some apps that use coarse location (via wifi) and as for now I've just got bear411 working.

    Google maps, manhunt and scruff don't work, they say something like "your current location is temporarily unavailable". In these apps they say they can use coarse location but I can't seem to get them to work.

    I'm trying it on the same place, so why would one app work and not the others?

    Any help?
     
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    WiFi geolocation works best in places with many mapped (by Google) networks, and of course in places where Google already mapped it. It won't work eveywhere.
     
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    Where I'm located Google Maps works fine in my Nokia phone. So it's not a Google issue
     
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    What Nokia model? It doesn't have A-GPS, does it? Kyros doesn't, that's why you needed WiFi.
     
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    Nokia 5530, it doesn't have GPS and Google Maps works fine through Wifi location
     
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    Try turning the location services off then on and see if that helps.
     
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    But Nokia uses Ovi Maps and not Maps from Google, right? Nokia gets location by GSM (cell phone) antennae triangulation, not WiFI AFAIK...
     

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