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The Google Pixel 9 series may have this iPhone emergency feature

Google plans to launch its next-generation Pixel smartphone in October. Apparently, the next smartphone will come with an improved modem and major improvements like satellite connectivity. With the modem upgrade, the tech giant may be planning to add a feature similar to Apple’s Emergency SOS to the upcoming Pixel 9 and Pixel Fold.

According to a report from Android Authority, Google could initially work with T-Mobile to offer emergency features on future smartphone models. The report also claims that the company may add more providers in the future.

The report also provides insight into the animation Google shows users to point their phones at satellites. The report says that Google’s SOS feature, similar to the iPhone’s system, will offer a series of questions to Pixel owners in the coming days to learn more about the device.

Google Pixel 9 series
Google Pixel 9 series

What questions the SOS feature can ask Google Pixel users

According to the report, these are some of the questions the feature will ask:

  • What happened?
  • (Are you/Are they/Is everyone) breathing?
  • How many people are there in total (missing/captured)?
  • What best describes your situation?
  • What’s on fire?
  • Are there weapons involved?
  • What type of vehicle or vessel?
  • Do any of these apply?

Satellite-based emergency SOS on Android: What to expect

In August 2023, a developer named Neil Rahmouni discovered a Google message code that hinted at the upcoming launch of a satellite-based emergency SOS feature on Android.

Garmin, the company behind Google, has claimed in a post on the social media platform that it is making this feature available to Google.

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