Tech question: what is assisted GPS

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What is assisted GPS and how can it be used to find a smartphone?  Is it the same as GPS? Can my smartphone be traced even if I don't want to be traced?

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Tech question: what is assisted GPS

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Assisted GPS is external GPS signal receiver device. Those devices connect with smart phone via Bluetooth. You need to buy those accessories in order to use GPS function in your phone. Your operator can found your location by locating there base station. But it’s not so much accurate. GPS is more accurate. In order to find your location via GPS, other needs to have special software like Google Latitude. This software detects location & sends information to server about your location. If you don’t want to share your location, just uncheck the option “Share my location”. Now no one will found you

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  • Assisted GPS is a tool that is used to improve start up performance of existing GPS system. 
  • Normally GPS use radio signal to connect satellite to find your location while Assisted GPS use network resources to locate the location in poor signal condition.
  • In Cities signal faces problem to transfer due to multiple number of obstruction in that case Assisted GPS uses data available from a network to get over the problem
  • Yes, Assistant GPS can be used to find a Smartphone location as described above
  • Assistant GPS is more accurate then GPS but the ultimate goal of both is same i.e. to find your Smartphone location.
  • Yes, your Smartphone can be traced even when you don't want. Since, every Phone uses SIM to operate. So, via SIM signals a Smartphone can be traced by network provider
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Assisted GPS is also known as A-GPS. It is a system that allows GPS or Global Positioning System receivers to get information from network resources to assist or help in satellite location. This system is very useful when you are in a location or the receiver is in a location where it is hard for the satellite signals to penetrate.

The original purpose why GPS was created was for military. It was used to guide soldiers, aircraft, and even bombs. In most cases, the receivers were positioned or placed in open areas having line-of-sight access to satellites. When GPS was opened for commercial use, new applications offered larger demands on the system.

The new applications needed GPS signals to reach or access places that are blocked by some sort of overhead cover like roofs or trees and this is when A-GPS was created. In addition to providing better coverage, Assisted GPS enhances the start-up time as well. The start-up time is the time needed by the satellites and receivers to establish or create a reliable connection.

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