Google’s “My Location” technology, which uses cell tower ID information to provide users with their approximate location, helping them determine where they are, what’s around them, and how to get there. Google is committed to providing users with quick and easy access to the information they need, no matter when or where they need it.
The technology gathers information from cell towers and runs it through Google-developed algorithms to approximate your current location. Our favorite part? This will definitely keep costs down on your next handset if you were considering a GPS unit.
The My Location technology is available on most smartphones, including all color BlackBerry devices, all Symbian Series 60 3rd Edition devices, most Windows Mobile devices, newer Sony Ericsson devices, and some Motorola devices