Get ready for GPS Block III

Feb 14, 2012 under GPS

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…

Charge your handset anywhere using solar power

Mar 25, 2011 under Others

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…

9 factors that could affect GPS positioning accuracy

Dec 15, 2010 under GPS

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…

China launched its fourth satellite of Compass navigation system

Jun 03, 2010 under GPS

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…

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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