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    European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Civilian run system promises greater accuracy and improved performance.
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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    €10B and most users will use it to track pokemon more accurately.

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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    €10B and most users will use it to track pokemon more accurately.
    Google will use it to track people tracking Pokemon

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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Dammit, only on the Snapdragon 820. Mine is using the 810...

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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Dammit, only on the Snapdragon 820. Mine is using the 810...
    According to Qualcomms website the Snapdragon 810 (like in my Nexus 6P) should support Galileo. But no doubt they'll refuse to release the necessary driver or code so people have to upgrade to a newer phone if they want it.

    https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2015/02/02/qualcomm-snapdragon-810-processor-powers-premium-tier-mobile-experiences

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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Damn, the Snapdragon 800 isn't supported :/

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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Apparently I'm using an 801.

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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    So an improvement from around metres positional accuracy with GPS to around a metre with Galileo. No doubt that will help direct more targeted adverts to your phone as you walk down the high street!

    Useful for general navigation though and raises new applications -self guiding golf balls for example!
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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Firing up GPS Test on the Nexus 6p I can already see GPS, GLONASS and Beidou satellite data. I'd be surprised if Galileo wasn't enabled too.

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    Re: European Galileo satnav system to go live tomorrow

    Finally. Took Europe long enough...

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