Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sony to include GLONASS satellite navigation system in upcoming phones

GLONASS satellite navigation system, a Russian radio-based satellite navigation system will be implemented in upcoming Sony smartphones Xperia S and Xperia Ion. Also, the following smartphones already have this technology  built-in but was deactivated:

  • Xperia Arc
  • Xperia Arc S
  • Xperia Ray
  • Xperia Neo
  • Xperia Pro
  • Xperia Play
  • Xperia Active
  • Live with Walkman
GLONASS, Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema from Russia consists of 24 modern active satellites. When used along with standard 31-satellite based GPS, GLONASS improves accuracy and better positioning. Tests done in San Francisco showed 50% better accuracy when GLONASS is used in conjunction with GPS as shown in the below image:

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