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Nokia launches Assisted GPS Service

Jul 19 2007, 4:00am CDT | by

Nokia launches Assisted GPS Service
 
 

Nokia speeds up GPS location on their mobile phones with the launch of an assisted GPS service.

The Nokia Assisted GPS (A-GPS) service helps Nokia Maps users find their current locations faster and get to their desired locations quicker using their Nokia mobile device with built-in GPS.

The A-GPS service will be available initially on the Nokia N95 (photo) and the Nokia 6110 Navigator.

This service has the ability to reduce the time a connected mobile device with built in GPS needs to find its current position, known as time to first fix (TTFF) for most geographical locations worldwide. The service operates in tandem with a technical framework that allows third parties, such as service providers, to provide their own regional A-GPS services, making fix times even faster in certain areas- to the benefit of their subscribers.

If you own a Nokia N95 you can take advantage of this free (data fees apply) service by using the Nokia Software Updater. This will update the firmware on the device to the latest version.
Via the Nokia site.

Buy an unlocked Nokia N95 on Amazon.com.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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