New Delhi: Google plans to bring satellite connectivity in its upcoming Android update, which will likely be Android 14 next year. Announcing the new development in Android on his official Twitter account, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President of Google, said he was excited about designing Android for satellites and supporting our partners in enabling everything in the next version of Android.
He tweeted on Sept 1, “Must think about user experiences for phones that can connect to satellites. When we launched the G1 in 2008, getting 3G + Wifi was extended. Now we’re building for satellites. Awesome! Excited to support our partners in enabling all This is in the next version of Android!”
It’s hard to think of user experiences for phones that can connect to satellites. When we launched the G1 in 2008, getting 3G + Wifi was an extension. We are now designing for satellites. Fabulous! Excited to support our partners enabling all of this in the next version of Android! – Hiroshi Lockheimer September 1, 2022
The announcement came at a time when Apple will launch its first satellite-enabled iPhone called iPhone 14 on September 7 at Apple’s launch event.
Although Lockheimer did not provide any details regarding this. If it’s a software update, it can be pushed to older smartphones through a software update, making them satellite-enabled as well. But so far, not much can be said about it until more details are revealed.
What is Apple Satellite Connection?
According to media reports, Apple has been working on the satellite feature for a long time and it may now be available with the iPhone 14. This is an emergency feature that allows users to send SOS messages if they are in trouble or stuck somewhere without a network. Connection.