Google Pixel 9, 9 Pro and 9 Pro Fold: This is what the SatCom app looks like

Android 15 gets satellite messaging, which the Google Pixel 9, 9 Pro, 9 Pro XL and Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold will support.
Google Pixel Fold 2

The Android 15 Developer Preview 2 introduced native support for satellite messaging. Accordingly, Google is apparently working on a customized user interface for the upcoming Pixel 9 series. And apparently also for the Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold, which is what the Californians’ next folding phone will be called according to a second leak.

Tipster Nail Sadykov provides insight into how the system works in the video above. As with Apple’s implementation in the iPhone 15 series, you have to point the smartphone at the satellite, with the app helping with aiming. The whole thing starts in full screen mode, but you can minimize it to view other apps too.

The goal is to keep the satellite symbol inside the circle to ensure a good connection. To do this, you should definitely be outside with your Google Pixel 9 or Pixel 9 Pro Fold with a clear view of the sky. Buildings, mountains and even trees can interfere with the signal. The app also asks several questions to give emergency services the most accurate impression of the accident.

It appears that, like Apple’s system, this is only used in an emergency. After all, the function is called “Emergency SOS”. Of course, the provider must also support a satellite network. T-Mobile is mentioned, but Google Fi currently uses the T-Mobile network. The Californians may have plans for their own mobile network.

Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold

Apart from that, Google is of course also currently working on its next foldable. The Pixel Fold from last year was actually supposed to be followed by the Pixel Fold 2. However, a new report suggests that it has been renamed and will actually be sold as the Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold.

In addition, there have been several rumors that the Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold will make its debut at the usual Google event in October along with the rest of the 9 series phones. The predecessor, however, launched at Google I/O in May. This means that Google could announce not two, as usual, but four smartphones in October – the 9, the 9 Pro, the 9 Pro XL and the 9 Pro Fold.

The Google Pixel 9 and the Pixel 9 Pro XL are roughly the successors to the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro. The Pixel 9 Pro, on the other hand, is intended to be a compact flagship. All four Google phones should have the upcoming Tensor G4 chipset under the hood. The change from the Pixel Fold 2 to the Pixel 9 Pro Fold apparently only recently occurred in Google’s internal communications. Of course, things can still change between now and the premiere.

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