Android 14 set to bring direct satellite connectivity to smartphones

According to Google's senior vice president, the company is working on the feature for the next version of Android. 

After SpaceX and T-Mobile announced the plans to provide direct satellite communication to devices, tech giant Google has confirmed that the next Android 14 will support satellite connectivity.

"Wild to think about user experiences for phones that can connect to satellites. When we launched G1 in '08 it was a stretch to get 3G + Wifi working.... - Hiroshi Lockheimer @lockheimer

Is satellite connectivity better than 4G and 5G?

There is no substitute of 4G and 5G, such as satellite connectivity. Rural areas or dead zones without cellular service benefit from this.

What is the use of satellite connectivity?

Areas without traditional connectivity options or cellular dead zones will benefit from satellite connectivity. 

What will be the cost of satellite connectivity?

We expect satellite connectivity to be slightly expensive, but there is no information about its pricing yet.