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Pixel 9’s satellite SOS interface is in the works, here’s what it looks like now
6:07 pm | April 15, 2024

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Android 15 Developer Preview 2 introduced native support for satellite messaging and Google appears to be working on a bespoke UI for the upcoming Pixel 9 series. @Nail_Sadykov shared a look at how the system will work. Like Apple’s implementation, you will have to point the phone at the satellite with a UI to help you aim. This starts off in full screen, but you can minimize it to see other apps as well. The goal is to keep the satellite icon inside the circle to ensure a good connection. You will need to get out in the open first for a clear view of the sky as buildings, mountains and...

Apple gives iPhone 14 users an extra year of free emergency SOS via satellite
2:46 pm | November 15, 2023

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Apple promised two years of free Emergency SOS via satellite when it announced the iPhone 14 series last September but it is now extending the service for another additional year free of charge. The feature allows users to contact emergency help in areas without cellular connectivity. Emergency SOS via satellite Apple specifies that the free trial will be extended “for iPhone 14 users who have activated their device in a country that supports Emergency SOS via satellite prior to 12 a.m. PT on November 15, 2023”. Emergency SOS is currently supported in Australia, Austria, Belgium,...

Apple launches SOS over satellite in Australia and New Zealand
2:18 pm | May 15, 2023

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Apple’s SOS via satellite featured has now been enabled in the southern hemisphere with its arrival in Australia and New Zealand. The feature is available to iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max starting today. This is technically a paid service, but current owners are enrolled for free for 2 years. If you buy an iPhone 14 after today, the 2 free years will start ticking down from the day that you activate the phone. Using the new SOS via satellite feature • Sharing your location over satellite The SOS feature presents the users with a short questionnaire that will...