Jump to content

Many Android devices to get Satellite connectivity

Recommended Posts

A new partnership between the satellite phone firm Iridium and chip giant Qualcomm will bring satellite connectivity to premium Android smartphones later in the year.

It means that in places where there is no mobile coverage, handsets can connect with passing satellites to send and receive messages.

Qualcomm's chips are found in many Android-powered smartphones.

Apple announced a satellite feature for the iPhone 14 in September 2022.

The service is currently only available for sending and receiving basic text messages in an emergency.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It is to be hoped they get better reception than satellite phones. Should be better if they use LEO instead of GEO satellites but I dont think Iridium does use them.

Edited by Photoguy21
Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

They have satellite wi-fi in the states. Haven't tried it yet but it's nice to see phones catching up as most people don't carry a PC with them everywhere. 😁

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...