Skyhook to Power Mapquest’s Android App

San Francisco-based MapQuest, the mapping division of AOL (NYSE: AOL), will use hybrid GPS/Wi-Fi location-finding technology from Boston’s Skyhook Wireless in a forthcoming turn-by-turn navigation app for Android phones, according to an announcement today. The partnership helps to bolster Skyhook’s longstanding assertion that its location finding system is more accurate and reliable than the system Google builds into Android phones. “Skyhook is the leader in location positioning, and MapQuest’s partnership with them will provide better experiences and greater reliability to our Android customers,” said Christian Dwyer, MapQuest’s general manager and senior vice president, in a statement.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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