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Basic Location Sample

Demonstrates use of the Google Play services Location API to retrieve the last known location for a device.


This sample shows a simple way of getting a device's last known location, which is usually equivalent to the device's current location. The accuracy of the location returned is based on the location permissions you've requested and the location sensors that are currently active for the device.

To run this sample, location must be enabled.

This sample uses [FusedLocationProviderClient] (

To run this sample, location must be enabled.


  • Android API Level >v9
  • Android Build Tools >v21
  • Google Support Repository

Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.


If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue:

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted according to the instructions in


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compileSdkVersion 25

applicationId ""

minSdkVersion 16

targetSdkVersion 25

versionCode 1

versionName "1.0"

compile fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])

compile ''

testCompile 'junit:junit:4.12'

compile ''

compile ''



  • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION


Location sample.

Demonstrates use of the Location API to retrieve the last known location for a device.

Provides the entry point to the Fused Location Provider API.

Represents a geographical location.

Provides a simple way of getting a device's location and is well suited for applications that do not require a fine-grained location and that do not need location updates. Gets the best and most recent location currently available, which may be null in rare cases when a location is not available.

Note: this method should be called after location permission has been granted.

Shows a {@link Snackbar} using {@code text}. * @param text The Snackbar text.

Shows a {@link Snackbar}. * @param mainTextStringId The id for the string resource for the Snackbar text. @param actionStringId The text of the action item. @param listener The listener associated with the Snackbar action.

Return the current state of the permissions needed.

Callback received when a permissions request has been completed.