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Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected to be receiving the Android 4.1 JellyBean update in the near future, but Samsung is issuing one more minor software update before that happens.
This minor update was rolled out earlier today and brings the smartphone's software build version to number L700.FG01. With it comes a slight tweak to the on-screen signal strength indicator on the Galaxy Nexus. Support for Sprint TV has also been added to the device.
Updating Nexus owners will also notice that Wi-Fi and LTE will be set to "on" by default now that Sprint's LTE network is fully operational.
Galaxy Nexus users who have already upgraded to Android 4.1, JellyBean for the GSM version of the smartphone are currently experiencing issues with its GPS.
Some Nexus owners are reporting that they cannot connect to GPS even with several satellites in view. This bug leaves users unable to track their own location with the smartphone.
Galaxy Nexus users can check to see if their GPS has been affected by opening up an app that constantly tracks where they are such as Google Maps and then check the notification shade for a GPS message. If it says "Searching for GPS," and they do not see a flashing icon, then they are not getting a GPS lock and there device has been affected by the bug.
They can also test to see if the bug is present by downloading the GPS Test app and see if they have satellites within view.
Android Central posted a simple fix for the problem. Users can go to the Settings option, choose Location services, uncheck and re-check "Google's location service," and the problem should be corrected, according to the site.
"We've confirmed that this remedies the situation on our own phones, and we've heard that it's worked for others, too," said Alex Dobie of Android Central. "It looks like this is just a weird server-side glitch, and clearing and re-enabling Google location services resets things on the phone's side."