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Using Location Services on an Android emulator with Google Play Services

I've followed the tutorial: The Beginner’s Guide to Location in Android http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/beginners-guide-location-android

Everything seems setup properly. I am running the app on a Nexus 5 API 21 emulator with Google Play Services from the SDK Extras, and location services are turned on. The problem is I can't get a response with location information from the emulator.

In my onConnected method (see below), location is null, which I expected, and LocationServices.FusedLocationApi.requestLocationUpdates(. . .) executes. I don't receive any errors, but for some reason the onLocationChanged method is never called.

public void onConnected(Bundle bundle) {
        Location location = LocationServices.FusedLocationApi.getLastLocation(mGoogleApiClient);

        if (location == null) {  LocationServices.FusedLocationApi.requestLocationUpdates(mGoogleApiClient, mLocationRequest, this);
        else {


I've used telnet to geo fix coordinates, but it hasn't helped. I suspect the issue is with the emulator configuration. To test it I've run the official Google Maps application on it and keep receiving the Toast message: " Waiting for location. . ."

I've exhausted my troubleshooting avenues and would appreciate any insights on how to get the tutorial application to work on an emulator.



1 Answer

After another 5 or 6 hours of troubleshooting, I uninstalled all of my emulators and reinstalled them. This seems to have taken care of the issue. Please disregard this question.