What is A-GPS? How Does it Work?

With the help of A-GPS, the GPS (Global Positioning System) technology has been brought to your cell phones too. Let us understand what it is and how it works.

A-GPS is an acronym for Assisted Global Positioning System. It addresses signal and network problems by using assistance from other services. Such technology in your cell phone can help you in various ways like tracking your current location, receiving turn-by-turn direction instructions, location based tracking, etc. The working of a GPS and an AGPS is similar apart from this minor detail. Let us first understand how GPS signals are received and monitored.

Published Date: Mar 18, 2010 04:08 pm | Updated Date: Mar 18, 2010 04:08 pm