"GPS stands for global positioning system," which is slightly ironic since it is owned and operated by the US Air Force, "Steve Dent writes for Engadget. "Men, FCC har nettopp gjort et skritt for at åbne satellitnavigation over Amerika's grænser. A new order means your smartphone can also use Europe's Galileo system, which will make it faster and more accurate, the regulator said. "
"Europe created Galileo, so it would have civilian and military alternatives to the US GPS and Russia's GLONASS system," Dent writes. "It first launched launching satellites in 2005, and has now launched 26 out of the 30 planned. Service came online in 201
" Your phone can probably use Galileo already, but the functionality is disabled because of US regulations against ground radios connecting to foreign satellites, "Dent writes. "To enable the two bands (out of three) now allowed, your device maker may need to roll an update to you."
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MacDailyNews Note:  The FCC says that with this action, consumers and industry in the United States will be allowed to access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system to augment the US Global Positioning System (GPS), and thus benefit from improved availability, reliability, and resiliency of this position, navigation, and timing services in the United States.