Satellite connectivity in the past has been associated to research and government activities. This however would change dramatically in the future of technological paradigm as the usefulness and responsiveness becomes a necessity to the goals of all humanity as against the few in the recent past.
The article on Why Satellites are critical for IoT provided a further background to this way back in 2017 and fast forward 2022 its momentum is ongoing.
The generation of iPhone 14 was made official by Apple on the 7th of September and one of the highlights of Apple’s presentation was the satellite connectivity present in the devices, shown as useful for rescue situations in more extreme cases. The feature is at the time of this article usable only in United States and Canada.
Not to be further behind, rival Samsung is planning to incorporate a satellite connectivity model into their Galaxy phones. Undoubtedly Huawei will be doing same sometime this year.
Apple has promised to invest millions in new Globalstar satellites to maintain and expand emergency SOS service on iPhone 14 and future handsets. Samsung may seek the services of Starlink (a SpaceX satellite constellation service) which is also in negotiations with Apple.
The Galaxy series range from Samsung and iPhone generations from Apple a head to head contenders across the globe with them innovating with Foldable – Large screen real estate and Crash Satellite service – Dynamic Island respectively this year. Huawei Mate series is recovering from trade feud and yet presents lots of great works with HarmonyOS. Huawei is tipped to heap momentum next year.