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Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

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Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Hi Sony,

I would like to know if there is any option to toggle GPS with the xperia smart tag as advertised?

Inititally I thought it was just an GB issue, however, after updating to ICS, I am still unable to turn on the GPS as there is no GPS option in the app that came with it. I know that I would need to root my phone in order to get that, however I will risk getting my warranty void. Then what's the point of advertising that feature when I need to root my phone and risk getting my warranty void in order to get that feature Slightly frowning Face I am very disappointed with the Sony false advertising, I don't get what is being"advertised"  even after an update Slightly frowning Face Or is that just a gimmick? Thinking Face

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Unfortunately GPS on/off is not available using NFC SmartTags. May I ask where you've seen this advertise or information?

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

right at your own page:

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/accessories/xperia-smarttags/

"Hop in your car and touch its Sony Xperia SmartTag to turn on GPS. Or Bluetooth. You can even launch Google navigator"

It even says so in the video about NFC. It kinda destroys the whole concept of the "Car" tag if you still have to turn on the GPS manually

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Exactly, it's on your page sony.

Though google is to blame for that, They decided app should not be able to toogle gps status after android >= 2.3...

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Ya exactly....  Sony don't even know it's own product?

Am I suppose to still trust Sony? Hiash....

@EowynCarter I cant even turn it on during 2.3 Slightly frowning Face

After looking around in the forum, I realised I'm not the only one who have this problem! However some of the user manage to turn gps on and off, they even posted some screen shot.

Some has also said that it must be imstalled as system app...if this is the case.. Sony is at fault, they should include it in their own rom.

Im very disappointed that Sony knowing this problem didnt attempt to adress it or push an updateto fix it!

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Also, even on your updated video...

There is still an option to toggle GPS

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/software/smart-connect/
take a look at 00:36

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Just as you guys I have checked this on the phone and could clearly see that the GPS option is not present. According to the info and commercial video it should, so I will have to escalate this further on. I will get back to you as soon as I hear anything from concerned project.

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Yes, As i wrote, android above or equals to 2.3.

I learned about than looking for someing to replace smart connect (becasue it lacked some features), some does GPS toogle, but it requiers root. Same goes with widget.

However, you're right, sony shoudn't advertise GPS.

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Re: Disappointed, NFC still can't toggle GPS on even after ICS update :(

Oh oh, my mistake Neutral Face

Yup, I went to look around forums already, and it requires root Slightly smiling Face not that I don't want to root, I have root 3phones and 2 tablets before, however I'm still afraid that I will damage the phone before the warranty ends :/ So trying to play safe. Rooting defeats the purpose....