Right now the GPS on my XA2 is for all intents useless. It takes 15 minutes or more to obtain a lock on. I’m well and truly into my walk or cycle ride in that time, or if I’m driving somewhere I can’t afford to wait that long.
My Xperia X locks on within a minute or so. Unfortunately the XA2 is my daily driver and who wants to carry around two devices all the time.
I run GPSInfo on both devices and one interesting thing I’ve noticed is the X always instantly displays the number of satellites in view (usually at least 20) whereas the XA2 will display 0 and take many minutes to show any in view and much longer before it shows any in use. The X will show several in use within a minute or two. No doubt the X is using data from the last it was used to do this. It’s as if the XA2 doesn’t remember the data from the previous time.
I wish Jolla would be a bit more forthcoming with a fix. The radio silence on this issue is very disappointing. Pretty well everyone uses the GPS function on their phone, so to have it not functioning is unacceptable in my opinion.
Now some questions for @martinh. Where do I find the GPS config file? I’m not in Europe so what would I enter for the Australasian region?