Will the iPad 2 receive GPS data from an Android device?

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  1. lsquare macrumors 6502

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    I've read that the wifi only iPad 2 can receive GPS data from the IP4 when it's tether to it. What if I have a Samsung Galaxy S2? Will the iPad 2 receive any GPS Data for navigational purposes?
     
  2. Meanee macrumors 6502a

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    Was JUST about to post same thread. My iPad can't even pair with my phone, while I had no problem pairing my phone with everything else. Headsets, car, computer, wii remote. I downloaded a program from market at will turn my android phone into a Bluetooth gps receiver, but iPad simply refuses to connect to it. I wanted to use WingX and ForeFlight with my wifi only iPad, but no cigar. Another one of those idiotic iPad limitations that I simply cannot understand.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think so. Apple uses some special means of transferring the data over WiFi that I don't think Android devices can replicate.
     
  4. lsquare thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where did you get that information from?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Self deduction. The iPhone-iPad only gets GPS data when its tethering over Bluetooth or WiFi. The iPad alone cannot connect to a GPS Bluetooth profile without a jailbreak.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Not good enough. To answer this person's question, we need someone who's successfully used a hotspot function on an Android phone to tether up an iPad.

    Until tested, this is just speculation. Nothing more.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    This isn't speculation. I've tried to get my Aunt's iPad to connect to her aviation GPS thing. The iPad refused to even see it.
     
  8. Ijustfarted macrumors regular

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    I tether data from my galaxy s to my iphone 4 all the time.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Data is not GPS location.
     
  10. lsquare thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the information, but it's still not making a lot of sense. I can see why the iPad can't connect to a GPS Bluetooth Profile, but why can't it get the GPS data from an Android phone with GPS on? The two items that you mentioned are different.
     
  11. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    I've only tested it in the cities but the iPad GPS works pretty well when tethered to an Android phone. Perhaps because of the WiFi location detection?
     

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