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Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Cloud-focused GPS chip by Microsoft Research slashes smartphone battery consumption

Rich Edmonds 49

Anyone who makes use of GPS functionality on a smartphone understands the impact such connectivity has on the limited battery supply that's packed inside the device. Unfortunately, we're not quite at the stage where 10,000mAh batteries are utilised, so Microsoft Research has been working on a cloud-powered GPS chip that will reportedly slash battery consumption on smartphones. As well...

Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

robert brand 38

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Thom Brenner, Vice President of Location and Commerce for Nokia and Pino Bonetti who writes about location on the Nokia Conversations blog. We wanted to hear what Nokia are planning for the future with its location services, which the company has touted as its main focus and differentiator for Windows Phone. Being number one in location and...