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OPPO Find X2, Realme X50 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20, and iQOO 3 support dual-frequency GNSS for better location tracking

Location services are among of the most useful applications on your phone, not only helping navigate your way but also allowing several apps to tailor features and services based on your location. A lot of these applications and other features like the AR-based Live View in Google Maps require high accuracy in your position. While...

All Play Store apps will eventually need approval from Google to access location in the background

Android 11's first Developer Preview is upon us, and there are going to be a ton of changes under the hood to discover and analyze. Given that it only just came out, we're only just beginning to discover new features. On Google's Android Developer blog, however, they've outlined one change that may go a long...

Photo Map for Google Photos shows you a map of where you have been, based on your photography

Google's Timeline feature is available for all Android devices with Google apps, allowing Google to (slightly creepily) collect location data at all times. This, combined with the prowess of Google Photos, allows users to easily create albums of their trips. But there is no easy way to map your photos to locations you have visited....

Dual-Frequency GNSS – An important location feature your phone is probably missing

It's not something you often think about, but location services are probably one of the most-used features on your smartphone. A multitude of apps—from Pokémon GO to Snapchat—rely on your location to personalize your experience and provide you with more features. Of course, this goes beyond just casual app usage. Accurate location is everything when...

Google Maps Go for Android Go gets proper turn-by-turn navigation

Android Go is Google's lightweight version of their smartphone operating system. It has a number of under the hood optimizations which makes it the perfect software to run on lower-end hardware. Aimed at developing regions, it can be an effective way of getting basic processing capabilities to everyone across the world. While some of its...

Google Maps is starting to get Waze’s incident reporting

For those who aren't familiar with it, Waze is a live traffic reporting application that can notify other users of road events in the near vicinity. It can help re-route traffic in major cities such as Toronto. It's just, in general, a better alternative to Google Maps for some. Funnily enough, Google also owns Waze...

Report: Incredibly Accurate GPS Chips are Coming to Smartphones Next Year

GPS on smartphones today can be hit or miss for a lot of people. There are times in which it is actually right on point, but then there are other times that it seems to pin you on a completely different street, usually taking far too long to correct itself. Android has tried to improve...

Many of the Top 100,000 Android Applications are Teaming Up to Steal Your Location Data

Personal information about you and your smartphone is valuable to certain companies. Big Data, as it is so frequently called, can be anything from application usage patterns, location data, websites visited and many things in between. Google has been aware that developers of software such as Flashlight applications in the Play Store were taking your...

How to Save your Parking Spot with Tasker

If you are enrolled in and regularly make use of Google Now, you might have seen the ‘where I parked my car’ card. This additional card is displayed whenever Google thinks you have stopped driving and left your vehicle. I don’t drive on a regular basis, rather I cycle everywhere and I find it very flattering...

Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System Goes Live Today

17 years ago, Europe committed to funding their own satellite navigation system. This new satellite system would be replacing both the U.S.-ran GPS and Russia-operated GLONASS that people throughout Europe have been using. Named Galileo, the new cluster of navigation satellites are promising to be both faster and more accurate than the older U.S. and Russian operated satellites.The project...