Reviving an old topic as I’m not at all happy with Google/Android right now.
I installed the latest version of Android a couple of weeks ago and found that some of my widgets no longer work after the phone (Samsung S8) has been turned off or is in energy saving mode overnight. My weather widget, which uses info I have uploaded from my own weather station just sits there displaying “waiting for data”, until I run it from the app icon. Similar non-starting for Weatherzone, and Network Signal Info Pro now always seems to be displaying the wrong signal strength, as it isn’t updating.
However, my biggest gripe is that they have made my GPS inoperable, unless I agree to be tracked by Google! Now whenever I turn on the GPS receiver, I get asked “Turn on location?”, with the blurb stating “Google may collect location data periodically and use it…” as they please. If I disagree then the GPS is turned off, meaning Maps is no longer useful, nor a number of other programs that rely on GPS, such as Strava, Androsensor, location in photos etc.
If I didn’t rely on my mobile phone (I have no landline) I might be tempted to hit it with a really big hammer