How to take advantage of A-GPS on your handset

Jan 28, 2010 under GPS

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…

How to speed up satellites acquisition on your cell phone

Jan 06, 2010 under GPS

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…

Differences between GPS and A-GPS

Oct 22, 2009 under 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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