The concept of user experiences tied to satellite-connected smartphones might seem wild at first, but it is definitely becoming a possibility.
Google recently confirmed the news that it will provide support to Android phone makers for direct satellite connectivity. Therefore, future versions of your device would no longer rely solely on cellular connectivity.
The news comes to us thanks to the senior vice president of Google Hiroshi Lockheimer who took to his Twitter account to confirm the claims. He says the tech giant is honored to enable this satellite connectivity collaboration for the next version of Android.
As of now, there’s no news on exactly when this rollout might launch for satellite connections on various devices. However, a new report from 9to5Google says that it could very well be seen in the next new version of Android which is Android 14.
This form of connection would require compatible hardware. And if that’s definitely going to be the way things go, then we won’t see mainstream Android headsets supporting new types of satellite connections.
In the meantime, we’re pretty sure tech giants like Samsung won’t hesitate to include it in their flagship Android models. This involves the popular Galaxy S series.
The very thought of having satellite connections seems remarkable to us on phones. But it’s also going to be very useful when you’re stuck in a situation where you can’t rely on cellular connectivity and can use satellite connectivity to compose an emergency message.
Besides search engine giant Google, Apple’s next generation iPhone would be the next to support this form of connectivity. Just a week ago, we heard about tech giants SpaceX joining forces with T-Mobile on a cellular connectivity journey. And the best news is that it won’t require any modification on users’ devices or any app to use.
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