According to a research study, global shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increased 92% in 200, to 150 million units.
It is being said that since the shipments are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.7%, it might reach 770 million units in 2014.
GPS technology started catching pace within the Smartphone segment not so long ago and now it is a standard feature of all new models. As per the study, high attach rates of GPS in new low-cost Smartphones will soon be entering into the market. GPS is also expected to become more common in mid-range feature phone models during 2010.
According to Andr© Malm, Senior Analyst at Berg Insight, Chipset developers and handset vendors are already working on next-generation location technologies that will address the limitations of GPS when using handsets in urban canyons and indoors.