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USB GPS Provider for Android
New in version v2.2.0
Fixes #16 by making the app work on android 8+
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UsbGps4Droid is a USB GPS provider for the Android operating system, providing GPS support for devices running Android 4.0 and above.

The application provides location updates to Android which allows devices without an internal GPS to still use applications which require GPS (such as OSMAnd, Google Maps and log tracking software).

I use this USB GPS with my Android Tablet Headunit, because the internal GPS does not work reliably. I have a main controller which automatically starts this application's background service when my car starts.

The application is designed to work with any SiRF USB GPS device, however it has been tested as working with GlobalSat BU-353-S4 and a device based on the UBLOX LEA-M8P chip.


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  • Version v2.2.0 (198) suggested Added on 2020-04-30

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER

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