A model of China’s Beidou satellite navigation system displayed during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in 2018 in the southern city of Zhuhai. Photo: APA model of China’s Beidou satellite navigation system displayed during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in 2018 in the southern city of Zhuhai. Photo: AP
A model of China’s Beidou satellite navigation system displayed during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in 2018 in the southern city of Zhuhai. Photo: AP

Apps claiming to use Chinese satellite navigation system Beidou see a surge in downloads, but they might just use GPS

  • Using Beidou requires a smartphone with a compatible chip, not a new app
  • Patriotic netizens are leaving positive reviews on dozens of apps claiming to use Beidou navigation

Topic |   Smartphones
A model of China’s Beidou satellite navigation system displayed during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in 2018 in the southern city of Zhuhai. Photo: APA model of China’s Beidou satellite navigation system displayed during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in 2018 in the southern city of Zhuhai. Photo: AP
A model of China’s Beidou satellite navigation system displayed during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in 2018 in the southern city of Zhuhai. Photo: AP
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