ZTE has launched the first Qualcomm-Snapdragon powered smartphone, the MTS 945, that will take advantage of both the GPS and GLONASS networks simultaneously for greater location performance.
The additional signals from this expanded satellite network provide more accurate location information for the growing number of location based Mobile TV applications and services.
The Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset and software solution allows this smartphone to take advantage of both the GPS and GLONASS (a worldwide satellite positioning system developed by the Russian government) satellite systems.
Support for both satellite networks is currently integrated into Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset and software solution and will be supported moving forward on select Snapdragon and feature phone chipsets with Qualcomm’s latest GPS engine.
Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm stated it Supporting both positioning technologies will greatly improve the quality of location based applications:
The result is more accurate location performance, all over the world, particularly in challenging urban environments where the combination of narrow streets and tall buildings can degrade accuracy.”