A-gps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by oombongo, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. oombongo

    oombongo Member
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    I got my HTC Desire yesterday, and my first post in this madhouse :D

    Okies, it seems that Goggle Maps are not A-GPS. Either they need wireless or 3G. 3G plan can become expensive if not being too careful.

    So the question is: what application has A-GPS facility for HTC Desire? You know have those maps on SD Card and what you need is a GPS connection.
     

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  2. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Well-Known Member
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    There's a few SatNav apps that store the maps on the SD card. Those that sprind to mind are N-Drive and CoPilot.

    There's some good reviews here;

    Android Sat Nav Apps
     
  3. JasonC

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    My Google Maps works just using the GPS, infact when you use the navigation function it will only do it by using the GPS. A-GPS means that the GPS is assisted by the network towers to improve the accuracy.
     
  4. CarsnGadgets

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    "Assisted GPS, generally abbreviated as A-GPS, is a system which can improve the startup performance of a GPS satellite-based positioning system. It is used extensively with GPS-capable cellular phones as its development was accelerated by the U.S. FCC's 911 mandate making the location of a cell phone available to emergency call dispatchers.[1]"

    from wikipedia:
    Assisted GPS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  5. oombongo

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    Yes but how do you have Google Maps in your phone? For example, I can browse through local city map when I am on 3G, and can see my position during move via GPS. Now if I switch off 3G then I see only those portions of map which I have already browsed.
    Goggle Maps can't be stored on SD card, right? (Just like TomTom maps come on SD card)
     
  6. Markg

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