Qualcomm Enhances Location Accuracy With GLONASS

San Diego-based Qualcomm is enhancing the accuracy of its location capabilities on its mobile phone chipsets, the firm said today, by using the Russian GLONASS satellite system. According to Qualcomm, its Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset is now able to support bot the GPS and GLONASS networks, to provide better location accuracy for smartphones. Qualcomm said the first, GLONASS capable phone to use its technology is the MTS 945 from ZTE. GLONASS is the Russian satellite positioning system developed as an alternative to GPS. Qualcomm's chipsets now area able to use both the GPS and GLONASS systems in tandem, improving accuracy, particularly in challenging urban environments.