Satellite communication via smartphones is gradually becoming a reality. It is supported by the current generation of iPhone, and with the appearance of Android 14, the function will be available on Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones, then everything will depend on other smartphone manufacturers.
Satellite SMS, Android 14
— Pixel #TeamPixel (@GooglePixelFC) July 20, 2023
The information that this function will be deployed together with the new version of Android appeared on the Twitter account of Pixel #TeamPixel (not an official Google account). WCCFTech adds Samsung’s top line to the list of supported devices.
Android 14 official debut
It should be understood that Android smartphones are very different, and manufacturers can implement the idea of satellite communication in different ways. However, Android 14 is due to make its official debut in October, along with the Pixel 8 series and it is very likely that the Tensor G3 will have this support. Also, new flagship phones will start to appear after launch.
Satellite communication on phones is still a feature that still has a long way to go, but Android 14 will make it possible for it to reach the mainstream. Thus, more resources involving this type of communication will be released, simplifying access to technology, extremely useful for emergencies.