Monday, January 23, 2012

GLObal NAvigation Satellite System (GLONASS)

Most smartphones provide access to the Global Positioning System (GPS)—a network of 27 satellites used to pinpoint your location. But there's a second network of 24 satellites called GLONASS. Combined access to GPS and GLONASS can improve location accuracy, reliability and speed. Any device with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S2, S3 or S4 processor is capable of accessing both satellite networks. Watch the video to see how it works.

How to determine is your Android devices are support GLONASS? You can use an apps called  GPS Test Plus. Every satellite position will has a PRN number.  PRN number from 1 to 32 are for GPS Satellites and PRN number from 65 to 88 are for GLONASS satellites.
To save battery energy, the devices will use GLONASS signal only when the GPS signal is weak.

Download GPS Test Plus:

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