China satellite positioning system called Beidou

China can now use their own version of satellite positioning system called Beidou. It’s not quite worldwide yet but it is already offering positioning and timing services over China and other surrounding areas. This is done with only 10 satellites. By 2020 they’ll have 35 satellites in orbit which will provide a worldwide coverage. China’s…

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Sony Ericsson add GLONASS to its Smartphones

Sony Ericsson has added GLONASS to its latest range of Android Smartphone. The Russian GNSS constellation is now improving the positioning accuracy, according to Magnus Persson, Positioning Specialist at Sony Ericsson. Sony Ericsson smartphones that support GLONASS: Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia ray, Xperia neo, Xperia neo v, Xperia pro, Xperia PLAY, Xperia active,…

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Prepare your GPS

GPS technology has changed the way we travel. While exciting, traveling and exploring foreign countries can be stressful. Everything is unfamiliar. You may not be able to read the road signs or speak the language well enough to understand directions. A GPS loaded with area-specific maps helps you to enjoy your travels with peace of…

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