When using Google Play’s Location Services and you want to change the frequency of the updates, make sure to do these in order:

// This method should implement mLocationClient.removeLocationUpdates()

// Set the new frequency in your location client


// This method should implement mLocationClient.requestLocationUpdates()
// which means it should check for isConnected() as well!</pre>

If you do not remove the updates before updating the frequency, it looks like the old frequency update is still active BUT a new one is started.