What is GPS (Global Positioning System) - Definition?

GPS or Global Positioning System is a space based navigation system developed in United States. It is used to provide location and time information in all kind of weather conditions. This project was started back 1973 by U.S. Department of Defense. GPS satellites rotates the earth twice a day and transmits signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use it to calculate user’s exact location.

GPS works anywhere in the world and 24 hours a day. There is no fees or setup charges to use this positioning data.

Mobile devices with GPS capabilities work as GPS receiver. It tries to get its position from GPS satellites and receives result in the form of longitude and latitude. It offers an accuracy of 10 to 100 meters. Then other applications can use this location data. Google Maps and other navigation apps work on the data provided to GPS receiver.

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1080p | 1G | 2G | 3G | 4G | 5G | 802.11
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A-GPS (Assisted GPS) | A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) | AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) | Airplane Mode | AMOLED display (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) | aptX | Auto Focus
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Band | Benchmarking | Bluetooth | Browser
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Capacitive Touchscreen | CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) | Corning Gorilla Glass | CPU (Central Processing Unit)
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DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)
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EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution)
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Fixed Focus | Flight mode
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GPS (Global Positioning System)
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HDR
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IP Ratings
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NavIC | Near Field Communication (NFC)
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Optic AMOLED | Optical image stabilization
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RAM (Random-Access Memory)
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SMS (Short Messaging Service) | Stylus | SVGA (Super video graphics array)
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TFT (Thin Film Transistor)
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UI (User Interface)
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VGA (Video Graphics Array)
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Xenon flash