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    Soundwave
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    T100TA specs says no GPS chip. How does MAPS find my exact location then?

    All the reviews I read before I bought the T100TA said that there was no GPS capability in it. I was expecting the Windows map program to use only WIFI for a general location, but I seem to be located just as accurately as I am with my Nexus 7 which has GPS and Google Maps. Anyone know how this is working?

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    Jazz
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    There's a Google Geolocation API. If you used GPS device in your WiFi network (for example Android smartphone, or tablet) Google knows where your router is and can provide that info to non-gps devices.
    I checked my location on this site:
    HTML5 Demo: geolocation
    with my old PC and it showed my house, because I have Nexus 4 in the same local network.

    PS. That's why there is an option in new Androids (4.3 and 4.4) to search for WiFi networks even with your WiFi turned off. So Google can link WiFi networks with its coordinates even when your WiFi is turned off.
    Last edited by qbasob; 12-05-2013 at 04:28 AM.

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    Help shortcuts

    For TF101 http://www.transformerforums.com/for...tml#post177499
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    My stuff!

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    In short, Google knows everything about you, simple.

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    The NSA told them where you are!

 

 

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