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Location Updates

Demonstrates how to use the Fused Location Provider API to get updates about a device's location. The Fused Location Provider is part of the Google Play services Location APIs.


This sample builds on the BasicLocationSample sample included in this repo, and allows the user to request periodic location updates. In response, the API updates the app periodically with the best available location, based on the currently-available location providers such as WiFi and GPS (Global Positioning System). The accuracy of the location is also determined by the location permissions you've requested (we use the ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION here) and the options you set in the location request.

This sample uses the [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_FINE_LOCATION



  • android.permission.ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION