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calicratis19
Posts: 163
Registered: ‎12-06-2012
My Device: Z10, Q10

Difference between GPS fix type and GPS provider

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Can anyone explain me these two terms please?

I have read these two links 

geolocation_fix_type

geolocation_provider

 

I understood geolocation_provider but could not understand what does the fix type do. 

 

Thanks.

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calicratis19
Posts: 163
Registered: ‎12-06-2012
My Device: Z10, Q10

Re: Difference between GPS fix type and GPS provider

Can anyone please give me an answer? Thanks.
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shaque
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Difference between GPS fix type and GPS provider

This can be confusing I know but let me try to explain it.

Providers determine what hardware and technologies will be used to compute the fix.

Fix Type dictates the type of the fix or how the fix should be computed. Each provider may support one or more fix type

E.g. GNSS can support Autonomous as well as Carrier based fixes such as MS-BASED and MS-ASSISTED.

For simplicity, I would recommend using the HYBRID provider and then choose a fix type that fits your needs.

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calicratis19
Posts: 163
Registered: ‎12-06-2012
My Device: Z10, Q10

Re: Difference between GPS fix type and GPS provider

Thanks for the reply. I don't understand what does 'fix' mean in 'fix type'.