Google Maps is reportedly preparing a satellite communication feature that will update your location every 15 minutes


has been reported that Google's Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, and Pixel 9 Pro XL, scheduled for release in the second half of 2024, are expected to be able to send emergency SOS via satellite communication. In addition, it has become clear that Google is developing a feature that will add satellite communication functionality to Google Maps to save lives even if you are lost in an area where mobile phone signals cannot reach.

Google Maps preparing satellite connectivity features

Google Maps to use satellites if you can't connect to a network, according to new report | Mashable

Piunika Web, an overseas media outlet, has discovered new code in the beta version of Google Maps v11.125 that suggests a future satellite location sharing feature. The code indicates that 'your current location in Google Maps can be updated using satellite communication once every 15 minutes, up to five times a day.'
[code] Connect to satellite
Connect to satellite
You can update your location once every 15 minutes, up to five times a day. [/code]

It has been reported that Google may introduce satellite-based emergency service notification and text messaging features to its Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, and Pixel 9 Pro XL phones, which are scheduled to be released in the second half of 2024. It is hoped that using features such as satellite-based Google Maps could help save users' lives, even if they are lost in an area with no signal coverage.

Devices such as Google Pixel 9 will be able to send text messages and SOS via satellite connection - GIGAZINE

The icon of a satellite communication app used on the Pixel 9 and other devices has also been discovered. Using this app, users will be able to seamlessly communicate with emergency services even in areas where there is no signal coverage.

In addition, Google has revealed in a developer preview that the next Android OS, Android 15, scheduled for release in 2024, will support a satellite messaging service using artificial satellites.

Android 15 may support satellite messaging services using artificial satellites - GIGAZINE

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