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Thread: Motorola Abandoning Google Location Services for Skyhook

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillson View Post
    Though, reading about this a little more across the internet, it seems that this will primarily help just with location itself. Making Google Maps that much more accurate?
    very possibly. however... google will only improve their location services... it is relatively new after all... i think this is more of one company defying another... it really feels like a statement, that Android is open-source, so we can do anything with it
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    It will interesting to see how this all plays out. I am going to take a wait and see approach. All could just be fine with this change, and the hype is just that, hype. The problems that could arise is with more Android fragmentation, which Google wants to move away from. My question is with software updates, or Google maps update, will we require a additional update from Skyhook? My navigation and location seems to work pretty good, I have no real complaints, every now and then it takes awhile to locate, or route for the nav.
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    I don't see this really affecting me. I can always just download Google Maps through the Market and choose to not use Skyhook.
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    Sorry to resurrect an older thread but I was given the believe that this would be happening in 2.2. GPS accuracy with google maps is still 'within 5000 feet' so has this not been implemented in 2.2 or dropped altogether?
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    Sounds like suicide for Motorola, they'll be back. Google is boss!
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    Interesting since they say skyhook will be baked into the OS, and every app will benefit...I have always had great accuracy using google, and have never heard of the other, but it sounds good. I guess, as long as I have that function, and it is accurate, I'm not worried beyond that.....
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    This has been in the works for quite a while now. The ratings and reviews of Skyhook show it to be far more accurate and dependable.......
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    motorola love google. I wouldnt be suprised that within the year they buy them out. I mean google buying mototrolas mobile devison
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    according to wikipedia (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...yhook_Wireless)
    skyhooker uses wifi to triangulate your position. if a phone's wifi is off than it probably would have to fall back to either using GPS or cell tower triangulation which i would guess wouldn't be any more accurate than anyone else.
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