Get ready for GPS Block III

Recent news reveals that the prototype of the third generation of GPS, which is called GPS Block III, is being tested at a Lockheed Martin complex in Colorado. The new system consists of about 32 satellites, 8 more than the current positioning system in use. After months of test the first satellite of this new […]

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Date: 12-02-14 | Category: GPS | Tags:

Charge your handset anywhere using solar power

For years, batteries have been a thorny challenge to mobile devices; there have been just no significant improvements in battery ever since the world’s first cell phone was invented. Many people buy additional batteries for their mobile device plus a charger. You would have probably noticed it if you run mobile tracking apps, GPS, Wi-Fi […]

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Date: 11-03-25 | Category: Others | Tags: , ,

9 factors that could affect GPS positioning accuracy

Although GPS tracking is the most accurate compared to WiFi based and cell tower based tracking techniques, there are a few factors could affect the accuracy of GPS positioning accuracy which could affect cell phone GPS tracking. 1 The sun. Yes, the sun almost affects everything in the solar system. The magnetic field generated by […]

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Date: 10-12-15 | Category: GPS | Tags: ,

China launched its fourth satellite of Compass navigation system

According to China Compass navigation system official site, China launched its fourth satellite of Compass navigation system (BeiDou-2) successfully at 23:53 last night, an important move toward the completion of the world’s fourth independent GPS navigation system. China set up its first BeiDou-1 navigation system by 2003 which consists three BeiDou experimental satellites, it covers […]

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Date: 10-06-03 | Category: GPS | Tags: , ,

How to take advantage of A-GPS on your handset

It normally take more than one minute to acquire your current coordinates (longitude, longitude and altitude sometimes) from the satellites when you have a cold start, even in the open air. But if you have A-GPS in your handset, this may only take some twenty seconds, depending on your mobile internet speed. If you have […]

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Date: 10-01-28 | Category: GPS | Tags: ,

How to speed up satellites acquisition on your cell phone

You have to wait a few minutes for your GPS cell phone to acquire the coordinates of your current location when you get a cold start. However, you can always speed up satellites acquisition on your handset by using A-GPS. There are two options for A-GPS: – Always download satellites data from the A-GPS server […]

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Date: 10-01-06 | Category: GPS | Tags: ,

Differences between GPS and A-GPS

Since Smartphone starts to get popularized, many mobile device manufacturers integrates GPS chip into Smartphone. But a lot of users are still not sure what A-GPS is and its differences from GPS. While most GPS enabled cell phones support A-GPS, some phones which have A-GPS capabilities do not own built-in GPS chip. So it’s important […]

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Date: 09-10-22 | Category: GPS | Tags: ,

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