Is it possible to use the GPS features of Android 2.3 without a GPS connection?

DrSunil Vaswani April 11, 2012
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Is it possible to use the GPS features of Android 2.3 without a GPS connection?

  1. Declan Lopez
    August 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

    i think you need connection to the satellite for the gps function to work

  2. ANN
    June 4, 2012 at 5:11 am

    how do i track someone by their cell phone, want to track my grand daughter when she's away in my car

    • Susendeep Dutta
      June 7, 2012 at 6:04 am
    • Kannon Y
      June 8, 2012 at 1:55 am

      I don't think there are any *legal* methods of tracking your grand daughter's cell phone. There are probably a number of ways you could track your own car, using your own cellular device.

      First, Susendeep Dutta's linked article explains how to track a phone with the Android operating system on it. Basically, you either buy a phone with Android and GPS (most phones have it by default), follow the directions and then track the phone.

      Second, if you have placed the phone in your car, you should then be able to track your own car, provided it doesn't lose its GPS signal or optionally its WiFi or 3G signal.

  3. Prajeesh V V
    April 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Yes... buy the maps of MAP MY INDIA. I think it costs upto 2500 INR.  Highways and state highways are not accurate in this map. But cities are okey....

    • Goodysunny
      April 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Very Nice answer

      But any free app for India?

  4. toot
    April 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    If you are looking at the apps which needed location service, it may not need the GPS connection. But I doubt the GPS feature is possible without the GPS connection.

    Thanks.

    • Goodysunny
      April 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Actually the question which I had posted was " How to use Gps (in Android 2.3) without Gprs connection? " but second half of the question was published as "Gps connection" instead of Gprs connection"

  5. Indronil Mondal
    April 13, 2012 at 6:17 am

    google maps do not have offline feature,
    search for an app that allows you to save maps and use them offline in nokia nokia maps allows it so there must be some app in android too give a search
    also check this
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-3-free-offline-gps-apps-android/

    • Indronil Mondal
      April 13, 2012 at 6:20 am

       if you want a paid app then see this
      http://www.sygic.com/en

    • Goodysunny
      April 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      I had read that gps navigation works through satellite , so I asked

  6. ha14
    April 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    • Goodysunny
      April 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      These and Navfree = do they work through satellite system and not through Gprs?

      • Indronil Mondal
        April 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

         yes it works through satellite to track your position but show you your position it needs a map which is downloaded through gprs or if any is preinstalled

        • Goodysunny
          April 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm

          I understand that maps can be downloaded through gprs

          but after maps are installed , the app can then be used without gprs?

        • Indronil Mondal
          April 17, 2012 at 5:00 am

            yes there is a offline mode that doesnt use the gpre only gps is used

  7. Goodysunny
    April 12, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Actually the question which I had posted was " How to use Gps (in Android 2.3) without Gprs connection? " but second half of the question was published as "Gps connection" instead of Gprs connection"
     

  8. Sri Vastav Reddy
    April 12, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Sadly and Simply i would say NO. :-(

    • Goodysunny
      April 12, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Actually the question which I had posted was " How to use Gps (in Android 2.3) without Gprs connection? " but second half of the question was published as "Gps connection" instead of Gprs connection"

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