Smartphones running Android 14 can connect to satellites.
According to Android VP Hiroshi Lockheimer, the next platform will support satellite connectivity.
“In 2008 we introduced the first version of Android with the G8 smartphone with 3G and Wi-Fi, things were still complicated. But now we move to the design of the satellite functionality. Next time, help your partners enable this feature. Android, September 1st. Lockheimer wrote on Twitter.
Lockheimer is currently senior vice president for Android, Chrome, ChromeOS and Google Play, leading the company’s mobile product portfolio. Previously, he was among the members who took over the operating system when Google bought Android.
Although not specified Android authority. Lockheimer suggests it could be Android 14. This operating system is expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2023. side
Before Google, Apple should introduce satellite connectivity with the iPhone 14 Teo. 9th-5th March, the new iPhone series allows users to send messages and make calls even when there is no cellular signal. This Apple project is called Stevie, and the company is preparing the feature to be included in the product soon.
US carriers T-Mobile and SpaceX recently announced a new partnership aimed at bringing satellite connectivity to areas without a cellular network. According to T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert, the purpose of the connection is to “end the cellular dead zone” by providing services via the SpaceX satellite system. The service will initially support text messaging and voice, and then expand to Wi-Fi and other services.
follow up Jizz China, the function of connecting satellites via mobile devices is considered useful because it can help people in some dangerous and emergency situations. However, some worry that it will “drain” more power, which will quickly decrease the device’s battery life. In addition, satellite connections create more openings for hackers.