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Google rolls out mobile phone locator
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Written by Danrok   
Sunday, 02 December 2007 11:21

Pin point your location, with a non-GPS phone

From DailyTech:

Cell phone GPS is no big deal in the tech industry -- it has been around for a while on various "smart" cell phones. Google took the concept behind this existing technology and on Wednesday unveiled how it is modifying this idea into something new and different. Google is looking to give those without a GPS equipped phone the ability to use their phone as a locater on Google Maps.

The feature which is available for most cell phones which are able to access Google maps.  Typically only smart-phones come with built in GPS.  Google estimates that the vast majority of user's cell phones -- 85 percent -- do not contain GPS support.

The technology is part of Google's cell phone market push, which includes, most significantly, the Android OS, Google's new cell-phone OS which is gearing up to take on Microsoft and Symbian.

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