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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Location Sensing Technologies

Windows Phone uses the following strategies to determine its geographic location:

Image A-GPS

Image Wi-Fi triangulation

Image Cell tower triangulation

Each strategy has advantages and disadvantages, depending on environmental factors and power efficiency requirements (see Figure 17.1). The following sections discuss the pros and cons of each technology.

FIGURE 17.1 Sensor technologies available to Windows Phone.

Note

The term accuracy ...

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