Qualcomm goes dual core with GPS receiver

Qualcomm’s new SnapDragon processors now support both GPS and Glonass satellites. This means now instead of 27 satellites your phone can look up an additional 24 satellites for a grand total of 51 satellites. This will be available on the Qualcomm SnapDragon S2, S3, S4 processors. The dual core functionality won’t use up too much battery – it will only look for GLONASS satellites when the need arises. When both are in service you can get down to 2 meters of accuracy and get a position fix a lot faster. Apparently T-Mobile’s Galaxy SII phone already uses this processor.

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