Last Friday, my Droid GPS started acting up. While trying to estimate my travel time from a bus on the NJ Turnpike, the Google Maps screen went blue. After trying to reset my Location several times, I turned on different Layers, then zoomed out. The screen was blue because the GPS thought I was in the Atlantic Ocean a few miles East of Ocean City, MD.
I looked around, and confirmed I was on the NJ Turnpike.
Today, I went to the local Verizon tech, and she was able to resolve the problem by doing a *228 update, and removing the battery.
Things to note:
- The tech said my last update was November, 2009, when I got the phone.
- I know I did an update within the last month or so, because I was demonstrating it to one of my daughters.
- The phone has been so stable, I haven’t removed the battery since before the Android 2.1 firmware update.
- I have only turned the phone off twice in the last three months.
In the future, I plan to update the software (*228) monthly, and at least cycle the power on the phone to minimize problems and optimize operation of the phone.