[maemo-users] N900 GPS Problems

From: Andrea Borgia andrea at borgia.bo.it
Date: Tue Dec 1 12:30:08 EET 2009
Aniello Del Sorbo ha scritto:

> Do not compare these GPS chips with the ones in specialized navigators
> as they tend to be much more optimized and they usually store some

I am comparing it to the N810, which also has A-GPS to the best of my
knowledge. In that case, a fix IS possible (in the order of a couple of
minutes on a clear view of the sky) without network connection (WLAN
only, of course).

Suppose you're abroad and data connection means paying roaming charges:
in that case, easy money that you'd prefer NOT to connect just for
getting a GPS fix. Other scenarios are lack of coverage (fairly likely
even in Italy, let alone the US) and offline mode: when coming to
Amsterdam, I had quite some fun measuring the plane speed with my N810
and that wouldn't have been possible with a N900 insisting on cell


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