Google Memo Reveals Importance of Android Location Database

Monday May 2nd 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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An internal memo calls the company's wi-fi database "important."

PCMagazine: Last week, news broke about the amount and type of location data both Google and Apple store about their mobile operating system users. Now a new memo has surfaced that sheds more light on how important Google's database of Wi-Fi hotspots is to the company.

"I cannot stress enough how important Google's wifi location database is to our Android and mobile product strategy," wrote Google location service product manager Steve Lee. "We absolutely do care about this because we need wifi data collection in order to maintain and improve our wifi location service."

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