Sunday, March 18, 2012

This week in GPS — December 7th, 2013


This week in GPS is a weekly link roundup of (mostly) GPS related odds and ends, from GPS Tracklog and other places around the Web. To get a few of the biggest stories as they break, follow me on Twitter. This week’s lead image, from Digital Globe’s top 20 satellite images of 2013, shows a cool optical illusion; via Wired Science.

Holiday deals

The deals are going away fast, but here’s a couple to check out:

More current deals:

More from GPS Tracklog

More posts from the past week:


So what about Android support?  In talking today with the Fenix team, it’s not on the immediate radar.  The challenge is that today on Android there really isn’t the same simplicity to implement that there is on iOS7.  They noted they’d have to basically go model to model to get it working, even with the improvements made on Android KitKat 4.4, it lacks the ability to push notifications over Bluetooth Smart uniformly across all devices (handset).



Navy drone launch from submarine


GPS in the news

GPS tracking

The business of GPS

Under the compliance standards, the roll-out of Android-based PND devices by related suppliers will be subject to Google’s strict verification process…but since most PND suppliers are not member companies of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), their products are unable to secure verification from Google, or are unable to comprehensively support all Google applications.

Satellites and such

Going mobile

Just geo

More from the North Pole

All the news that doesn’t fit

action camera battery depletion test

Updated GPS reviews

I’ve updated these review and resource pages with the following links:

About Rich Owings

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