bluetooth gps support

asked 2013-12-25 22:59:15 +0200

simo gravatar image

updated 2014-01-29 11:28:56 +0200

For better usability time of the phone and accuracy in navigation, it would be great to have a setting to enable external bluetooth gps devices. I hope that several different devices will be supported (Bluegps -driver is the one my device uses).

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Technical comment: We use GeoCluebut we don't have gypsy on device as we wire straight to the android HAL within it. Source code of GeoClue at may also be handy

Stskeeps ( 2013-12-25 23:08:05 +0200 )edit

git for bluegps

In android, external devices are enabled first via a setting enabling "mock location", then via appications option to choose the location source

simo ( 2013-12-25 23:23:01 +0200 )edit

I support! I also used external GPS receiver on my N9 phone and it worked perfectly. At this moment I can't use my Jolla during my travelling.


w32blaster ( 2013-12-27 09:22:08 +0200 )edit

I have external bluetooth gps globalsat BT-338, how can I check that it is supported or not?

zaharov.andrei ( 2015-01-15 08:52:23 +0200 )edit

None is supported yet, maybe too marginal user base at this point. But still hoping to see them supported one day

simo ( 2015-02-14 23:39:46 +0200 )edit