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Unlocking Android: A Developer’s Guide by Robi Sen, Charlie Collins, Frank Ableson

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Chapter 11. Location, location, location

A mobile device with accurate location awareness is very powerful. Combining location awareness with network data access is world changing—and this is where Android shines. Android isn’t the only platform to support this capability, of course, but it is set apart somewhat by an easy-to-work-with and popular location API framework (Google Maps) and its open source nature.

From direct network queries to triangulation with cell towers and even GPS, an Android-powered device has access to different ...

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