Qualcomm, Trimble are bringing more accurate location service to Android smartphones


Qualcomm and Trimble have announced a partnership under which the two companies will bring meter-level accuracy to location service on select Android smartphones. Both companies have announced the availability of Trimble RTX GNSS technology on smartphones running the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 system-on-chips. This technology will provide high accuracy solutions, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for connected vehicles and autonomous driving solutions to automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.

Trimble said this collaboration will help smartphone makers, service providers and application developers provide strong meter-level accuracy (about 3 feet) on devices running the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors when used with the Trimble RTX-based correction service. will be able to. , which represents a 5-fold improvement in location accuracy compared to the normal accuracy available today.

How will this change your experience?

Trimble says that improving the accuracy of location information will significantly improve the user experience when mapping, driving or using other mobile apps. For example, with more accurate positioning thanks to the cab-hailing app, riders will be able to more accurately pinpoint their location in a map, while drivers will be able to pick up their rides faster and more easily.

In addition, the lane-level accuracy provided by Trimble RTX GNSS technology enables drivers to obtain more map details and more accurate directions when using real-time navigation applications. It will also provide lane-level guidance during commuting.

Having the exact location of individuals also creates privacy concerns. However, Android OS gives users the option to manage app access for various parameters such as camera, location and microphone on a case to case basis. For example, users will still be able to allow an app to access their location data only once or while the app is in use. This should help ease some privacy concerns.

Will this feature be available in all phones?

As mentioned earlier, smartphones running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip will get access to this technology. The list includes smartphones like Xiaomi 12, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, OnePlus 10 Pro, iQoo 9 Pro and Asus Zenfone 9.

In addition, Android phones running Snapdragon 888 will also get access to this technology. The list includes other smartphones like OnePlus 9 RT, iQoo 9 SE, Realme GT 5G, and Qoo 7 Legend.

When will this technology come to supported smartphones?

This technology will come to smartphones running Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 in the second quarter of 2022.

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