Can mobile position itself?

by Barco » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 12:19:11 GMT

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 Can the mobile indicate exactly its position on the map anywhere?


Can mobile position itself?

by plusminus » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 19:12:26 GMT


I guess you might want to know how to do this?
--> Have a look at all the Map-Tutorials on anddev:

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Can mobile position itself?

by Mark Murphy » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 19:32:37 GMT


 > I'm interested in one question.
 > Can the mobile phone position itself on the map? I mean the phone do
 > this by estimate the position according to its surroundings(building,
 > road, other mobile etc.) and without GPS.

As of the M5 SDK, the three location technologies Android seems to be 
aiming for are GPS, Cell-ID, and Assisted GPS. I'm basing this on the 
permissions required to access each of those: 

That being said, they may have others in the works (e.g., location based 
on perceived proximity to public WiFi hotspots).

Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy) 
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Can mobile position itself?

by Santosh Maskar » Fri, 20 Jun 2008 19:34:30 GMT

 yes, given that mobile will support the geocoding for the given lat/lng

-Santosh Maskar


Can mobile position itself?

by viki » Sat, 21 Jun 2008 01:20:54 GMT

 yes if the mobile is GPS enabled.


Can mobile position itself?

by Barco » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:07:55 GMT

 I mean the mobile gets its position without GPS data.
With GPS we have to rely on carrier(like BT) or use additional
hardware which consumes much power.
Is there anyway to position mobile by communicating with
surroundings(eg. orther mobile)?


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