NavIC – What is India’s alternative to GPS? everything you need to know

The government of India is pushing major smartphone manufacturers to support the local navigation system, NavIC, from next year on devices sold in the country. A move that would have shaken the industry because of the tight deadline and the additional costs involved.

Reuters reported (opens in new tab)that the government of India is pushing smartphone manufacturers to implement support for NavIC in smartphones they sell in India from January 2023. Smartphone giants like Samsung, Xiaomi and Apple are shaken because of the extra costs and product development involved and the tight deadline.

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