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FCC approval of Europe's Galileo satellite signals may give your phone's GPS a boost
2018-11-15T22:50:56Z - Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch
It’s now legal for U.S. phones to use, and a simple software update could soon give your GPS signal a major bump. Galileo is one of several successors to the Global Positioning System that’s been in use since the ’90s. The thing is, American phones couldn’t use Galileo because the FCC has regulations against having ground stations being in contact with foreign satellites. Which is exactly what using Galileo positioning is, though of course it’s nothing sinister. Interestingly enough, however, your phone may already be using Galileo without your or the FCC’s knowledge.

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