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China's homegrown GPS to open up for smartphones

China's homegrown GPS to open up for smartphones
Daniel Cooper
Daniel Cooper|@danielwcooper|April 3, 2013 4:08 AM

Now that China is comfortable letting drivers access Beidou to get around the middle kingdom, it's decided that everyone else should get easy access as well. Talking to Xinhua News, state official Yang Qiangwen said that it won't be long before the nation's made-at-home GPS is adopted by local smartphone makers. The government is seeking to attract investment to promote the technology for public use, presumably lobbying domestic manufacturers to get on board -- before making similar overtures to the big boys elsewhere.

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China's homegrown GPS to open up for smartphones