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December 16, 2016

Europe’s Galileo navigation satellite system goes live with phone support

After years and years of waiting, Europe’s long awaited Galileo navigation satellite system went live earlier this week. The system currently has 18 satellites in orbit, with more to be added over the next few years. Smartphones with Qualcomm’s 400, 600 and 800 series processors are either able to access the Galileo system now, or can be updated with new firmware to add that support.

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Users who can access the free navigation service from the Galileo satellites will be able to determine a specific position by a metre (3.3 feet). An upcoming paid service will offer even more accurate [...]

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