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LG G3 is the world's first to make use of Qualcomm's IZat indoor location technology (only in Korea)

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LG G3 is the world's first to make use of Qualcomm's IZat indoor location technology (only in Korea)

LG this week announced that its G3 flagship smartphone is the first in the world to commercially use Qualcomm’s IZat indoor location technology. At the moment, only users in Korea benefit from IZat - which can provide exact indoor location inside select Korean shopping centers.

IZat relies on GPS and Wi-Fi, as well as on various sensors found inside a smartphone, while also needing a special app. The technology helps users precisely orientate inside a building, even if this has multiple floors.

It looks like you can enable IZat on an LG G3 even if you’re not in Korea - but that won’t really help you. To properly use the technology you have to download an app called “Dawul map”, which contains maps of more than 20 shopping malls in Seoul, South Korea’s capital. The application is free via Google Play (download link included at the end of this article).

It’s not clear when IZat will be usable in other markets, or on other smartphones.

sources: LG (translated), Google Play; more info: Qualcomm

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posted on 14 Aug 2014, 22:05 1

1. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Good for dummies and kids

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 00:38 2

4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Who want to stay dumb and never learn how to navigate a mall on their own.

Speaking of dumb, Qualcomm's marketing department certainly picked a loser of a name, "IZAt". Sounds like Chav to me.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 11:47

7. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 133; Member since: 08 May 2014)


wow how can people be against a completely optional convenience tool? if you're visiting and new to the mall it can tell you what stores are available and even a path to get there, kind of like a GPS system that millions of people use just smaller.

Beats staring at those huge map kiosks at the entrance I say

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 22:20

2. chaoscauser (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Bad for terrorists.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 00:20

3. galanoth (Posts: 312; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


The G3 uses an 801/805 in the Korean markets.
Does this mean the GS5 and GS5 LTE-A have this as well?

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 12:59

8. na7noo7 (Posts: 222; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Yes, the 805 features it. Not sure about the GS5 normal version.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 06:56

5. banglazbless (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


LG uses The world's first bullshiy

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:33

6. RandomUsername (Posts: 452; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Great. More location-aware ads.

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