Android APIs
Added in API level 1


Contains the framework API classes that define Android location-based and related services.

This API is not the recommended method for accessing Android location.
The Google Location Services API, part of Google Play services, is the preferred way to add location-awareness to your app. It offers a simpler API, higher accuracy, low-power geofencing, and more. If you are currently using the android.location API, you are strongly encouraged to switch to the Google Location Services API as soon as possible.

To learn more about the Google Location Services API, see the Location API overview.


GpsStatus.Listener Used for receiving notifications when GPS status has changed. 
GpsStatus.NmeaListener Used for receiving NMEA sentences from the GPS. 
LocationListener Used for receiving notifications from the LocationManager when the location has changed. 


Address A class representing an Address, i.e, a set of Strings describing a location. 
Criteria A class indicating the application criteria for selecting a location provider. 
Geocoder A class for handling geocoding and reverse geocoding. 
GpsSatellite This class represents the current state of a GPS satellite. 
GpsStatus This class represents the current state of the GPS engine. 
Location A data class representing a geographic location. 
LocationManager This class provides access to the system location services. 
LocationProvider An abstract superclass for location providers. 
SettingInjectorService Dynamically specifies the enabled status of a preference injected into the list of app settings displayed by the system settings app

For use only by apps that are included in the system image, for preferences that affect multiple apps.