GPS sensitivity

Leonti Bielski prishelec at
Mon Oct 27 21:04:55 CET 2008

We are talking here about hardware GPS performance of Freerunner.
So to compare two GPS devices they have to be in equal positions. If Neo
Freerunner not using aGPS N95 shouldn't to for results to be comparable. I
didn't think I needed to clarify this.
So to answer you question - no, Nokia were not using aGPS, with it it gets
fixed in 12-15 seconds. But without it it's no better than Freerunner. I did
not say it's worse, but it's not better either.

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 8:43 PM, Gora Mohanty <gora at> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 20:09:34 +0100
> "Leonti Bielski" <prishelec at> wrote:
> > My brother has Nokia N95 and it has about the same performance as my Neo.
> > No fix inside, around 40 seconds fix outside.
> Again, I must ask. Is AGPS enabled on the Nokia N95? That needs
> to be specifically turned on, and a network connection available.
> I only had the chance to play with a Nokia N95 for a few hours,
> but with AGPS on, I got a sync indoors (well, not too far from a
> window, but in an urban canyon with very poor line of sight) within
> 30s. Most GPS receivers I have tried there have not found a sync.
> > So it's not worse than others.
> [...]
> Much as we all love OpenMoko, I find it hard to believe that a
> device with AGPS has comparable or worse performance than one
> without it. There are certainly many things about the N95 that
> suck, but I sincerely doubt that it has worse GPS location
> capabilities.
> Regards,
> Gora
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