Google Maps Mobile to locate users without GPS

29 Nov 2007 | Google , Smartphone , Software | 3 comments


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google mobile logoGoogle has introduced a new version of its Google Maps for Mobile (GMM) application that is able to locate users that use non-GPS equipped phones.

How is that possible you ask? It's pretty easy. My Location (beta) calculates a user's location by measuring the distance of the phone from nearby base stations. Unfortunately, it isn't as precise as using GPS, but it drains less battery life. Google is hoping to get within one-quarter to three miles of a user's location.

The service can be used in more than 20 countries for Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphone and is available on the Google Mobile site.

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by burnt80 on Nov 30, 2007

they have my emails, gtalk conversations, search queries, personal info and now my location!

I'm afraid to think what's next!

by habib shahid on Feb 23, 2010

i want to locate my younger brother

by gaurav trivedi on Sep 12, 2011

i want to locate my lost mobile blackberry on google map mobile . plz help me out ..