Wow! Thanks for all the replies. It feels like this community is really active.
Yes, TTFF (time to first fix), when presented in the navigation industry specs as it is, means the device doesn’t use any other means to get a GPS fix other than the GPS satellites. This is common in older standalone GPS devices in the 2000s. Nowadays A-GPS is common but that’s not what we want because of privacy issues. I don’t really mind waiting 15 mins for the first fix because the next ones will be much quicker.
For reference, I am using another Linux phone that only has TTFF and I like it that way. I have been navigating offline with this phone and it’s all good so far.
That’s not good to hear. Anyway, I just bought an XA2+ and it’s my first venture into Sailfish OS, although I experienced the MeeGo when I had a beautiful masterpiece, the Nokia N9.
I may consider this once I warmed-down with SFOS.
You may have a point. I will look into this.
I just don’t want to use location services with A-GPS, that’s all. I don’t want to connect to any servers with my device.
I will look into this. Cheers.