Closed Bug 638417 Opened 10 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Geolocation slowness/problems with


(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

Not set



Tracking Status
fennec - ---


(Reporter: gavin, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/9.0.597.107 Safari/534.13
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Linux armv7l; rv:2.0b12pre) Gecko/20110217 Firefox/4.0b12pre Fennec/4.0b5

I am using a Nexus S.

I've noticed that geolocation sites behave quite differently under Firefox than under the android browser.  In particular, geolocation on Firefox seems to be slower, and to fail more frequently.  The site demonstrates this very well: the site loads quite quickly under android, but under FF it is slow, and with the internal GPS receiver disabled, it frequently fails.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn off GPS receiver.
2. Start firefox
3. Navigate to

Actual Results:  
The nextbus site is very slow to fail.

Expected Results:  
I'd like to see a list of nearby bus routes and times to nearby stops.  In the stock android browser, this invariably shows quite quickly, even with GPS turned off (naturally, location accuracy suffers).
Confirmed on Firefox Mobile nightly 20110303. The stock browser gave me a bus route and Firefox Mobile could not determine my location.
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: nobody → doug.turner
tracking-fennec: ? → 2.0-
this also doesn't work in firefox (when using a user agent changer to simulate fennec/android).  this is an evangelism bug, i think.
Assignee: doug.turner → english-us
Component: General → English US
Product: Fennec → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Version: Trunk → unspecified
In addition to the slowness & intermittent failures, I'm also getting prompted for the location permission multiple times. I filed this as bug 706865; I seem to see it on both the current Firefox 9 beta and the 20111201 native-UI nightly.
This doesn't seem to fail.
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Closed: 6 years ago
Component: English US → Mobile
OS: Other → Android
Hardware: Other → ARM
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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