Tech Support by OS - Android

How to connect an USB GPS Receiver with an Android Phone or Tablet?

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Background knowledge: (This section is optional, you can directly go to the "Connection Instructions" section if you don't have time.) In Android OS, the "fused location provider" is a location API in Google Play services that intelligently combines different signals (e.g. GPS, Wifi and Cell) to provide the location information that the apps need.  To provide location information from an USB GPS,  Android OS has to switch to developer debugging mode, Mock the location input from a 3rd party App (e.g. "GPS Connector"). This 3rd party mocking Apps acquire the location information directly from an external bluetooth GPS receiver via bluetooth and pass...

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How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with an Android Phone or Tablet? (2021 edition)

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We have a blog post “How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with Android Phone or Tablet?”. Recently, people told me the “Bluetooth GPS” app mentioned in that document no longer works for their new Android devices. I would like to update the document. Replacing the "Bluetooth GPS" app with the "Bluetooth GNSS" app. Background knowledge: (This section is optional, you can directly go to the "Connection Instructions" section if you don't have time.) In Android OS, the "fused location provider" is a location API in Google Play services that intelligently combines different signals (e.g. GPS, Wifi and Cell)...

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How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with Android Phone or Tablet?

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The blog post has been updated to  How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with an Android Phone or Tablet? (2021 edition)   1- In your Android device, go to “settings” -> Bluetooth -> Available Device, you will see your GPS receiver. If not, please scan for the device.   2. Tap the bluetooth GPS, it will prompt for “Bluetooth pairing request. Please key in 0000 as the PIN code & tap “ok” button. 3. The bluetooth GPS is paired with your Android device. 4- In the Android “play store” download “bluetooth GPS” App. 5- In android, go into...

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