[maemo-users] Bad experience with N900 onboard GPS.

From: Bernard Tyers b at runningwithbulls.com
Date: Sun Feb 14 15:48:20 EET 2010
----- Original message -----
> On 14 February 2010 09:12, Bernard Tyers <b at runningwithbulls.com> wrote:
> > No, I don't have a connection to the Internet when using Ovi Maps-thats the
> > exact reason why I use Ovi Maps.
> >
> > You shouldn't be expected to use a network connection with an onboard GPS.
> >
> True, but afaik N900 has A-GPS onboard, which is assisted by supplementary
> GPS data downloaded via internet. Without that connection it probably sucks
> badly, as you could experience. I am no expert on GPS, but that's how I
> understand A-GPS chipsets are working.

Using a-gps when roaming is not a good idea, as it costs data roaming charges. 

Leaving aside the fact it is not proper location positioning..

Causing users more data costs than necessary is a lazy way of providing a feature-the issue here with Ovi Maps and GPS has been identified as a bug. So I am happy.

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