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Archived:Location.getCourse() and Location.getSpeed() not working in S60 3rd FP1 Emulator (Known Issue)

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Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Emulator
Compatibility
Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition, FP1
Symbian
S60 3rd Edition FP1
Article
Keywords: Location getCourse() getSpeed()
Created: schoenke (03 May 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (12 Mar 2012)

Description

To get a LocationProvider that provides current speed and course, the criteria have to be set accordingly before retrieving the instance of LocationProvider:

Criteria criteria = new Criteria();
criteria.setSpeedAndCourseRequired(true);
LocationProvider locationProvider = LocationProvider.getInstance(criteria);

This works fine for S60 3rd FP1 devices. But if the setSpeedAndCourseRequired criterion is set in the emulator, the call of getInstance() always returns null.

The purpose of an emulator is voided if it doesn't behave like the devices it represents...

How to reproduce

just try it as described above...

Solution

Fix this non-conformity... and in the meantime document it as a Known Issue

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