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AT&T gives your GPS a boost

AT&T has flipped the switch (opens in new tab) on its Autonomous GPS service, which should help your aGPS enabled phone connect to the satellites much more quickly. (Surprisingly, AT&T hasn't had this enabled until now.)

"But Phil," you ask, "I already have GPS on my phone. What's aGPS going to do for me?"

To answer that question, we return to everyone's favorite WM Expert, Malatesta, who in January brought us a great tutorial on the kissin' cousins of the Global Positioning System.

Read GPS vs. aGPS: A Quick Tutorial (opens in new tab).

Then step outside, fire up your favorite mapping app, and let us know in the comments if you can see a difference.

WC Staff
WC Staff
1 Comment
  • I'll check it out on my tilt... but for some reason it wants to download from some other network connection that I haven't set up called My ISP GPRS... time to hit xda-developers....