nrofis nrofis - 16 days ago 6
Android Question

LocationClient vs LocationManager

What is the difference between

LocationClient
and
LocationManager
.

What is the pros and cons between them (like battery, accuracy)?

Which is better to use?

Answer

Location Manager was introduced in Android SDK and can be used as a feature of android.

Location Client is something that's part of Google Play SDK and is introduced in the recent Google IO 2013.

One can understand that since Location Client is the latest, it is more efficient in getting the location with minimal energy(battery drain) with greater accuracy.

UPDATE: LocationClient is deprecated. You have to use GoogleApiClient. An example of it can be found here.

Google Play Services Team has cleaned up their code and moved LocationClient functionality into GoogleApiClient.

Tutorial for the same is available in http://developer.android.com/training/location/retrieve-current.html

On following link you can find IO talk about this subject http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bte_GHuxUGc

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