Rumors are swirling that Google’s next flagship smartphone, the Pixel 9, may introduce a crucial safety feature – Satellite SOS.

This functionality, similar to Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite, would allow users to contact emergency services outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, Android Authority reports.

According to Wojciechowska, who writes for Android Authority, these are some of the questions the feature will ask:

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  • What happened?
  • [Are you/Are they/Is everyone] breathing?
  • In total, how many people are [missing/trapped]?
  • What best describes your situation?
  • What is on fire?
  • Are there weapons involved?
  • What type of vehicle or vessel?
  • Do any of these apply?

Apple debuted satellite connectivity with the iPhone 14 series, providing a lifeline during adventures gone wrong. With Google’s previous announcement of Android 14 supporting satellite connections, this move by Google would signify Android catching up in a potentially life-saving feature.

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