This was never my experience. I was in a citie(s), had 50mbps of cell signal from multiple towers, plenty of GPS, and my location, if used in Cortana, knew *exactly* where I was, for finding anything near me, down to maybe 1/2 block.
If Cortana can tell me where there's a Greek restaurant around the corner, and exactly how to get there, why can't the camera tag the photo exactly?
Nix, there's a camera bug, or the camera is using a slightly different API. I'm sure it's something latent, I know I've seen posts where people have mentioned a way to "force" the functionality to work, but I don't recall the specifics right now.
My Nexus 6P tags my photos, in the the same places, with absolutely zero issues, and I don't think it's ever failed, not a single time that I can recall.
Oh yeah, and I've had one crash/hang, since I switched, in August, even running 7.1.1, which is still in Beta for the 6P.
I REALLY miss my Win UI and tight Windows Live integration, after so many years of use, but I really DON'T miss all the bugs/issues.