Can anyone tell me how GPS chips generally works in Windows8 Tablets? As far as I can tell Tablets do not have a separate GPS chip like those in handheld GPS receivers - It seems to be combined into the Network chips. With my current tablet, gps doesn´t start without first logging into the network with a mobile SIM card. They seem to first get a fix according to the location of the last successful IP Address login and then refine the position using triangulation from satelites.

I would be grateful if anyone with experience with such devices could clear this up for me.

  • What tablet do you have? Windows 8 Pro? – Mapperz Aug 12 '14 at 16:14
  • At the moment I have a Fujitse Q704 with Windows 8 Pro – Robert Buckley Aug 14 '14 at 6:17

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