Google’s location services have been mentioned a lot since last month, mostly due to the hype about the iPhone’s unencrypted location access. The fact is that the device being conscious of its location does bring us many of the benefits we have grown to love so much. Services that take advantage of this feature include ... Read More »
The Samsung Galaxy S is one of the best selling Android phones, but some models have been haunted by GPS problems since they were first released back in July. Samsung finally issued a software update for some phones in September that claimed to fix the issue, but a small (?) number of customers are ... Read More »
One of the main reasons people use their Android phones is for the built-in GPS functionality. Back in October 2009, Google pissed off just about every GPS company by launching their very own free GPS navigation system, Google Navigation, which tightly integrates this service with the Android platform. The one catch with Google Navigation? ... Read More »
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Boston company Skyhook will take care of Motorola’s location needs starting as early as this year.
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Google holds a pretty intimidating role in many markets, and therefore isn’t always the most welcome contender. We had a feeling this might be the case, and in this video, we hear an opinion of Google’s role in the GPS market with Google Maps Navigation.
Navigon steps into the Android arena with a full-featured navigation app
If you’ve ever tried to use Global Positioning System (GPS) in a deep urban environment, like a heavily built up downtown area, you’ve likely experienced one of the weaknesses of the GPS system. GPS requires line of sight to the satellites. If you turn on the G1s GPS system walking among a forest of skyscrapers, ... Read More »
If you took a new, high powered phone and matched it up with a 2yr old budget GPS, which device do you think would win? Surely the new phone must be more powerful, have all the bells and whistles, and improve upon the user interface, right? TeleNav recently released their GPS Navigator ... Read More »