Originally Posted by Dubdub
Google maps uses cell tower triangulation to locate you until GPS locks on. That is typically 1700-2500 meter accuracy. If you see anything 100 meters or less, then that is a GPS position.
That's no good, but you're the first person across multiple forums to answer that - thank you Dubdub!!
Why do some phones get 100 meter accuracy while others get 1700-2500 meter accuracy? It's not GPS related. I was wondering what the specific technology utilized is, cause my location isn't changed, and the carrier (AT&T) isn't changed, but I've seen huge differences in accuracy. Heck, the Nokia E71x with no SIM and GPS off got under 100 meters... must have got the tower IDs and submitted the data via wifi.
My original question could also be asked as, "How accurate is Google Maps "My Location" on either the 8120, 8220, or 8320?".