While these findings are indeed fascinating, Rahmouni advises against overhyping and points out that until a Google-Garmin collaboration is made official, nothing is certain. Android 14 is just around the corner and we’ll see what this version will actually bring in terms of alternative connectivity options and satellite messaging features.
(1st screen is a mockup, 2nd are the translations found in Google Messages) pic.twitter.com/Rza9BUxJwJ
— Neïl Rahmouni (@neil_rahmouni) August 28, 2023
In contrast to Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite which is available in a handful of countries as of today, Garmin’s satellite SOS service is available in more than 150 countries, covering all seven continents.
If true it could mean that Emergency Satellite messages would be available in 150+ countrieshttps://t.co/egVqM6JaJV
Looks like Google Messages may use Garmin Response for the Satellite Emergency SOS