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What is a fused location provider?

What is a fused location provider?

The fused location provider is one of the location APIs in Google Play services. It manages the underlying location technology and provides a simple API so that you can specify requirements at a high level, like high accuracy or low power. It also optimizes the device’s use of battery power.

How does a fused location provider work?

The fused location provider manages the underlying location technologies, such as GPS and Wi-Fi, and provides a simple API that you can use to specify the required quality of service. For example, you can request the most accurate data available, or the best accuracy possible with no additional power consumption.

Is fused location provider free?

No Google doesn’t charge you anything for using FusedLocationProvider . It is free of cost. If you just want to get GPS location, it is free.

What is the use of location manager?

This class provides access to the system location services. These services allow applications to obtain periodic updates of the device’s geographical location, or to be notified when the device enters the proximity of a given geographical location.

How to get current location using Fused Location Provider?

getLastLocation () : getLastlocation () is one of the method provided by FusedLocationProviderClient c lass which returns the best most recent location currently available.The precision of the location returned by this call is determined by the permission setting you put in your app manifest.

Is the Fused Location Provider part of Google Play?

The fused location provider is part of Google Play Services. The Google Play Services package must be installed and configured properly in the application for the fused location provider API to work, and the device must have the Google Play Services APK installed.

Which is better Google Play Services or locationmanager?

You should use the Google Play Services location api instead of LocationManager. According to the docs: The Google Play services location APIs are preferred over the Android framework location APIs (android.location) as a way of adding location awareness to your app.

What is the difference between Google Location API and locationmanager?

In this article, we’ll look at Android OS and its tools: LocationManager and Google Location API Services.