Use GPS satellites question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cwlater24, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. cwlater24

    cwlater24 New Member
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    "Use GPS satellites" and "Use wireless networks" whats the differnece between the two. Also which drains more battery i just want my weather and sports widgets to work, any help
     

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  2. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser
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    If you don't need to know exactly where you are, just use wireless networks. It uses cell phone tower triangulation to find a radius of where you could be (of course you'll still be in the correct town). Using GPS satellites will track you within a few meters, which is more useful for Navigation.

    Using the actual GPS drains battery much more than using wireless networks for a falsetto GPS.
     

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