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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 16th Sep 17, 6:21 PM
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    GPS on a Tablet?
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    • 16th Sep 17, 6:21 PM
    GPS on a Tablet? 16th Sep 17 at 6:21 PM
    I was looking at the Alcatel Pixi 10" tablet, currently on sale in Asda.

    It says it has "WiFi & GPS".

    In this context, does GPS mean Global Positioning System?

    If yes, what would I use it for in a Tablet?
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 16th Sep 17, 6:39 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 6:39 PM
    • #2
    • 16th Sep 17, 6:39 PM
    I was looking at the Alcatel Pixi 10" tablet, currently on sale in Asda.

    It says it has "WiFi & GPS".

    In this context, does GPS mean Global Positioning System?

    If yes, what would I use it for in a Tablet?
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    GPS always means Global Positioning System.
    You can use it on a tablet for whatever you can use GPS for on other devices such as navigation, locating yourself on a map, etc.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 16th Sep 17, 6:45 PM
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    ......tagging photos, friends etc
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 16th Sep 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 6:59 PM
    So pretty much what I've already got on my Hudl?
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 17th Sep 17, 3:20 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 3:20 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 3:20 PM
    10" = the perfect size satnav to attach to your windscreen in your Vauxhall Astra..

    Spotted some muppet in ASDA the other day with a tablet attached to the screen. Probably only lives up the road.

    If i had an accident with someone like that i would take a picture and say he couldnt see much with this stuck in his face.
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 17th Sep 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 3:28 PM
    10" = the perfect size satnav to attach to your windscreen in your Vauxhall Astra..
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    I have a Ford Focus.
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    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 17th Sep 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 3:55 PM
    Also being used by some applications for geo blocking purposes.

    Eurosport Player has recently implemented a GPS location services requirement which has resulted in problems for those using devices which don't have GPS including lots of Android TV devices.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 17th Sep 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 4:00 PM
    We used a 10" tablet as a supplementary Sat nav on a recent holiday in the US. Whoever wasnt driving was assisting with navigation. Used Google maps offline. Found it very useful.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 17th Sep 17, 5:54 PM
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    • 17th Sep 17, 5:54 PM
    Also being used by some applications for geo blocking purposes.
    Originally posted by Johno100
    On the subject of "geo" things, I bumped into a guy on the Mohne Dam, who was "geocaching".

    Never really understood the fascination, but each to their own.
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