50 5G mobile phones all support Beidou navigation : experts called for changes to GPS naming

On January 20, China Xintong Institute released the “Domestic Mobile Products Communication Characteristics and Technical Capability Monitoring Report.” According to statistical analysis of the Ter Terminal Laboratory of the China Information and Communications Research Institute, 128 mobile phone products were applied for in the fourth quarter of 2019, of which 5G mobile phones accounted for 39.06 percent, an increase of 30.0 percentage points compared with the third quarter of 2019.

4G mobile phone 55 models, 42.97 percent, compared with the fourth quarter of 2018, 4G mobile phone modeldecreased by 36.7 percentage points, compared with the third quarter of 2019, a decrease of 22.9 percentage points. 2G mobile phone model accounted for 17.97%.

The data also showed that in the fourth quarter of 2019, the proportion of smart phones in 4G and 5G mobile phones applied to the Internet was 98.1%. Of all the smartphones, Android still has the highest percentage, at 96.1%. Android 10 operating systems accounted for 55.6 percent of the quarter.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, 104 mobile phones that support positioning functions, all 4G and 5G mobile phones, will be applied for access to the Internet. 4G mobile phone support Beidou positioning has 34 models, apply to enter the network of 50 5G mobile phone all support Beidou system.

New net 50 5G mobile phones all support Beidou navigation after experts called for changes to GPS naming

At a press conference on the first anniversary of the global service provided by beidou III on December 27 last year, Ran Chengqi, director of the China Satellite Navigation System Management Office and press spokesman for Beidou Satellite Navigation System, said that according to statistics, 70% of China’s smartphones are useing Beidou system, but users can’t feel it. Mainly because the phone often uses the “GPS” three letters instead of navigation systems.

“When satellite navigation services first appeared, the world most used GPS system, which also caused the mention of satellite navigation, it is easy to think of GPS¬† ” Ran said, mobile phone manufacturers, map software manufacturers also often use “GPS” instead of satellite navigation.

In fact, Mr Ran said, the navigation system used by mobile phones is now multi-system, including Beidou.

“In terms of performance use, Beidou is one of the best navigation systems in the world,” Ran Cheng called, mobile phone manufacturers, map software manufacturers should be based on satellite navigation to make adaptive adjustments, the “GPS signal” into satellite navigation signal, in China should also show satellite navigation of beidou signal.