GPS <--> AGPS
tyrell.berry at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 18:36:54 CEST 2008
I'm sorry if this question is completely ignorant, but I am always seeking
understanding, and my previous understanding is inconsistant with the
I had originally believed 2 things. First, that AGPS was required by law in
all US cell phones (Possibly elsewhere). And second, I had believed
that AGPS was simply GPS with "assistence" from triangulating off of the GSM
towers as well. Meaning, I thought AGPS was a combination of satallite GPS
and the sort of triangulation Google Maps does in the iPhone.
Further, I thought I read a comment somewhere, maybe a year ago, maybe
more, (And I can't find the reference now) to the effect of "because the neo
is required to have an AGPS chip, we will be giving the user access."
And so I guess my question is, is it legal to operate the Neo without AGPS?
And is there more (Or less) functionality coming from the assist portion of
In all fairness, I have been confused before, and I will be confused again.
I hope my ignorance hasn't opened up a larger can of worms... Thank you in
advance for your response.
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