I turned off location reporting for the tablet and my S2 this morning to see if it works. I just wonder what side effects that will have on my tablet. An example might be searching for a bbq restaurant on my tablet won't bring up near by bbq places. I don't really care about the S2, but I do use location on my tablet from time to time. Something defiantly changed in the last few weeks though.
I didn't mention it in my original post, but my wife has a Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7. She is having the same issue. It also started around the same time. Since the only way she is getting updated is through Play Services, my guess is its something that came down the pipe through that.