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Sony Ericsson Signs a Contract with Russian Navigation Company

Posted on the 28 January 2012 by Badbones08 @fazii08

A popular smartphone manufacturer Sony Ericsson has made a contract for the support of Russian Glonass satellite formed navigation for all a newer Xperia smartphones featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 and S3 processor series.

Glonass stands for “Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema” and is also a satellite based positioning system like a GPS .With this type of navigation system on board,the navigation will be far more accurate then GPS only.The newer Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphones including Xperia Arc, Neo, Play, Pro, Mini,Mini Pro, Ray, Active and Live will be supporting Glonass system.

This system is working under Russian air Forces,having  a sum of 24 eccentric satellites, a Glonass system,working with a GPS (Global Positioning System) sensing with a sum use of a 31 GPS satellites bringing a sum adult to 55 satellites.

GPS senses a place of a receiver of a GPS device by calculating a distance between opposite geo stationary satellites and a receiver. Now, with a combined series of satellites, a geo place element will offer some-more fit and accurate information to devices.


In Dec,2011 Qualcomm had announced Glonass connectivity capabilities on a newer chipsets.several other smartphones makers including Sony Ericsson  that use Snapdragon S2 and S3 chipsets allowed their devices to pair up with Glonass.

With a combined satellite tracking, the device will consume some-more energy,to compensate with this drawback, a Glonass receiver will bi activated in urban locations such with high arise buildings. Therefore, if we are in an open sky surroundings where there are adequate GPS satellites accessible to calculate position accurately, Glonass will self switched off to increase battery life.

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