Connecting to satellites will be possible with Android 14

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The development of new technologies is accelerating quickly: Google just said satellite connections would be supported in a future release of its mobile operating system!

Keep in mind that the Mountain View company has revealed the day the first Android 14 beta will be released at the beginning of the month. A few days later, she tells us about one of the first innovations in her next OS.

We hardly even have time to process the release of Android 13 before the discussion about the next iteration of Google’s operating system begins. This time, the American company’s senior vice president of platforms and ecosystems, Hiroshi Lockheimer, is the one who brings us the details.

“It’s crazy to think about user experiences for phones that can connect to satellites. When we launched the G1 in 2008, it was difficult to get 3G and WiFi to work. Now we are designing for satellites. Cool! We are looking forward to helping our partners integrate all this into the next version of Android! ┬╗

Thus, the message is clear: starting in 2023, Android 14 will welcome the ability to connect to satellites through its smartphone. In practice, this should enable much-improved speed and connection. No matter where you are in the globe, you will be able to make calls and send messages even from certain instant messaging services.

Even though the network still needs improvement, it is evident that a lot of progress has been achieved in the last fifteen years.