Android Device - Is there a support for external GPS devices ( like GALILEO GPS Receiver )?

Android Device - Is there a support for external GPS devices ( like GALILEO GPS Receiver )?

Is there a support for external GPS devices ( like GALILEO GPS Receiver )on a real Android Device?

If Yes, how it could be configured?

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Sergey,I never tried this out, put there are a lot of apps on the market that are connecting an external Bluetooth GPS:https://play.google.com/store/search?q=bluetooth+gps&c=apps

Alex

Hi Alex, I just discovered a command lineoption "-gps" of the Android Emulator:

Android Emulator usage: emulator [options] [-qemu args]
options:
...
-gps redirect NMEA GPS to character device
...

and my question is what is a "character device"? Did they mean COM1, COM2, etc,or LPT1, LPT2, etc?

If Yes, this isexactly what I need!

Best regards,
Sergey

Hi Sergey,

character device is a term used in the Linux*/Unix* world. A serial port will work.

Alex

Quoting Sergey KostrovHi Alex, I just discovered a command lineoption "-gps" of the Android Emulator:

Android Emulator usage: emulator [options] [-qemu args]
options:
...
-gps redirect NMEA GPS to character device
...

and my question is what is a "character device"? Did they mean COM1, COM2, etc,or LPT1, LPT2, etc?

Resolved: Please take a look at a command line option '-help-char-devices'

..\tools>emulator-x86.exe -help-char-devices

various emulation options take a specification that can be used to
specify something to hook to an emulated device or communication channel.
here is the list of supported specifications:

stdio
standard input/output. this may be subject to character
translation (e.g. LN <=> CR/LF)

COM [Windows only]
where is a digit. host serial communication port.

pipe:
named pipe

file:
write output to , no input can be read

pty [Linux only]
pseudo TTY (a new PTY is automatically allocated)

/dev/ [Unix only]
host char device file, e.g. /dev/ttyS0. may require root access

/dev/parport [Linux only]
use host parallel port. may require root access

unix:[,server][,nowait]] [Unix only]
use a Unix domain socket. if you use the 'server' option, then
the emulator will create the socket and wait for a client to
connect before continuing, unless you also use 'nowait'

tcp:[]:[,server][,nowait][,nodelay]
use a TCP socket. 'host' is set to localhost by default. if you
use the 'server' option will bind the port and wait for a client
to connect before continuing, unless you also use 'nowait'. the
'nodelay' option disables the TCP Nagle algorithm

telnet:[]:[,server][,nowait][,nodelay]
similar to 'tcp:' but uses the telnet protocol instead of raw TCP

udp:[]:[@[]:]
send output to a remote UDP server. if 'remote_host' is no
specified it will default to '0.0.0.0'. you can also receive input
through UDP by specifying a source address after the optional '@'.

fdpair:, [Unix only]
redirection input and output to a pair of pre-opened file
descriptors. this is mostly useful for scripts and other
programmatic launches of the emulator.

none
no device connected

null
the null device (a.k.a /dev/null on Unix, or NUL on Win32)

NOTE: these correspond to the parameter of the QEMU -serial option
as described on http://bellard.org/qemu/qemu-doc.html#SEC10

Here are two screenshots...

1. When a GPS device is connected to a host-computeryou need to use Windows Device Manager to see a
COM-port number:

2. When Android Emulator started from a command line with option '-gps COM6'it shows adialog box to
confirm COM-port settings:

It's an open source that allow android application to connect GPS bluetooh

http://sourceforge.net/p/bluegps4droid/home/Home/

Esprit Mobile

Hi serge i tried your solution and it didn't work can you help me please????

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