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GPSTest displays real-time information for satellites in view of your device. A vital open-source testing tool for platform engineers, developers, and power users, GPSTest can also assist in understanding why your GPS/GNSS is or isn't working.

Supports dual-frequency* GNSS for:
• GPS (USA Navstar) (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5)
• Galileo (European Union) (E1, E5, E5a, E5b, E6)
• GLONASS (Russia) (L1, L2, L3, L5)
• QZSS (Japan) (L1, L2, L5, L6)
• BeiDou/COMPASS (China) (B1, B1-2, B2, B2a, B3)
• Various satellite-based augmentation systems SBAS (e.g., GAGAN, Anik F1, Galaxy 15, Inmarsat 3-F2, Inmarsat 4-F3, SES-5) (L1, L5)

*Dual-frequency GNSS requires device hardware support and Android 8.0 Oreo or higher. More at medium.com/@sjbarbeau/dual-frequency-gnss-on-android-devices-152b8826e1c.

The "Accuracy" feature lets you measure the error in your device's position against your *actual* location (entered by you). Other apps show you the *estimated* accuracy, which is generated by your device. GPSTest lets you to compare this estimated accuracy to *actual* accuracy!

Menu options:
• Inject Time Data - Injects Time assistance data for GPS into the platform, using information from a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server
• Inject XTRA Data - Injects XTRA assistance data for GPS into the platform, using information from a XTRA server (see goo.gl/3RjWX for details on gpsOneXTRA)
• Clear Assist Data - Clears all assistance data used for GPS, including NTP and XTRA data (Note: if you select this option to fix broken GPS on your device, for GPS to work again you may need to ‘Inject Time’ and ‘Inject XTRA’ data)
• Settings - Switch between light and dark themes, change map tile type, auto-start GPS on startup, minimum time and distance between GPS updates, keep screen on.

Beta versions:
play.google.com/apps/testing/com.android.gpstest

Open-source on Github:
github.com/barbeau/gpstest

FAQ:
github.com/barbeau/gpstest/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions-(FAQ)

GPSTest discussion forum:
groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/gpstest_android

Nostalgic for old releases? Don't have Google Play Services on your device? Download old versions here:
github.com/barbeau/gpstest/releases

If you want to see the map on the Map tab, you'll need to install Google Play Services.

Also available on F-Droid:
f-droid.org/packages/com.android.gpstest.osmdroid/
From version GPSTest 3.4.3:
• Set accuracy location from BenchMap - Use other apps like BenchMap to set your ground truth location
• Bug fixes - see bit.ly/gpstest-releases
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(Android 1.6+)
Latest: 1.0.8 on June 22, 2013
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Latest: 2.1.10 on November 27, 2016
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Latest: 3.3.4 on July 15, 2019
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Latest: 3.4.3 on August 31, 2019
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