There was an announcement this week that the European GPS system Galileo has finally gone live - it has taken 15 years to get the Galileo project to this point. It offers a stronger signal in Northern Europe (and better accuracy for the paid service).

Apparently GPS receivers need new hardware to use the signal (it can't be upgraded with a software update). Given the veeeery long timescales for this project, I was disappointed to see that the latest GPS receivers such as the new Garmin oregon 700 don't use Galileo. They do use (obviously) NavStar (the original US GPS system) and (perhaps more surprisingly) GLONASS (the Russian equivalent).

Does anyone know when Garmin will launch a GPS receiver with Galileo compatibility?