I stand corrected! Just checked and now the GPS dongle enhanced tablet was picking up 8 and using 5 of them to fix the position.
I say 'was' because after waking up my tablet from the screen saver, it lost them again. It came back online but could only see 5-6 satellites, but for some reason is not using them to fix the position. I even turned the wifi off so that it forces the machine to use GPS, but the 'GPS essentials' ap that I'm using still reports that its using wifi as the location provider
Maybe this is all due to me being inside a big concrete building. I just hope it works okay in a car.