Originally Posted by TeddyDiver
Don't count on it, most wifi
models get their positions from land based data networks... Thou I'd like to know which ones have real GPS
, that's of course if there're some.
location services are concerned, if enabled, your position is determined from surrounding wireless and network towers. If you have enabled your GPS
will use it too.
If you own any android device with a built in GPS, the GPS will work independent of wireless and network towers. There are two types of GPS built into android devices. One produces nmea
data, the other provides "positional" data that must be converted to nmea
data for programs that use nmea data only.
I cannot say conclusively, but my impression is newer devices are adopting the 'positioning' scheme over nmea output. Have no clue why.