Reason for GPS problems found!

arne anka openmoko at
Wed Jul 16 12:04:33 CEST 2008

>> This will still be a problem for those GPS applications loading big
>> maps from SD, I assume.
> Only if the GPS app is trying to read maps from SD during the time the  
> GPS is
> getting the initial fix. Once we have the fix the required signal level  
> is
> lower, so even with the SD enabled the GPS holds a fix better than my  
> Garmin
> Geko. Sounds like an easy one to work around to me.

well, or an intelligent caching algorithm: the fr knows where you are, how  
fast and in which direction moving, so it might calculate the most  
probable map tiles and load them from sd in small chunks.

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