Ericsson releases "free" cell-id lookup API

jeanmatthew jeanmatthewjohnsson at
Tue Nov 3 09:51:41 CET 2009

>> Are there any devices that supports access to
>> these measures? To do any kind of combination you still need to extract
>> of the data from the device and send to the server. Google doesn't have
>> access to any kind of data from the network.

>Google Maps apps even on pre-android phones (Java Mobile Edition) have
>had access to cell-id via the various proprietary java interfaces
>net.rim.device.api.system.GPRSInfo.getCellInfo().getCellId() on the
>blackberry etc). These interfaces are what allowed the OpenCellID
>project to exist before the freerunner was released.

But are there any devices that support the reading of signal_strength and
timing_advance from all neighbouring cells so that these can be supplied in
the request to the Geolocation Network API? The proprietary interfaces I
have seen only supports the cell you are currently registered to and not the

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