Why Has Google Opened Access to GPS Pseudoranges?

3Q 2016 | IN-4193

At Google I/O, Steve Malkos announced that Google would begin providing developers with access to the raw GNSS pseudoranges for the first time. Previously, the GNSS IC consumed and processed this data, outputting an X,Y coordinate. Google now developed the APIs in its new Android operating system to access this raw data before it is passed to the GNSS IC. So what does this actually mean, and how will it change the Location-Based Services (LBS) market?

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