Android 4.3: WiFi is permanently active for a better location detection

Jul

1

2013

Android 4.3: WiFi is permanently active for a better location detection

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With Android 4.3, Google will bring an update, which is again mostly have changes under the hood. This includes a new function for the integrated wireless module, which is permanently active in Android 4.3 then even if you switch it off. Sounds only once strange, but logical. Because from Android 4.3 can also disconnected the WLAN module to better identify the location of the system and apps are used.

The meaning behind it is simple to understand. Can be determined from the scan of Wi-Fi networks around you a more precise location than over the cellular network, but with a lower battery consumption than with an activated GPS module. The location detection will provide better results than before so without GPS and with less battery consumption.

Of course, this function can be switched off, but, as is apparent from the descriptions of Android 4.3.

Let Google’s location service and other apps scan for networks, Even When Wi-Fi is off

To Improve location accuracy and for other purposes, and other Google apps may scan for nearby networks, Even When Wi-Fi is off If you do not want this to happen, go to Advanced> Scanning always available.

It seems to be possible, speculating that colleagues from Android Police that a kind of card with Wi-Fi hotspots will be recorded by this function. Wi-Fi networks so it can be recorded including their location in order to improve location-based services.
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