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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1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Good for dummies and kids

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

7. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 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

2. chaoscauser

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Bad for terrorists.

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

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

8. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

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

5. banglazbless

Posts: 136; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

LG uses The world's first bullshiy

6. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Great. More location-aware ads.

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