Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior VP of Platforms and Ecosystems at Google, described how it "was a stretch to get 3G + Wifi working" on the first shipping Android phone (HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1) in 2008
"Now we are designing satellites. Cool! Excited to support our partners in enabling all of this in the next version of Android." He also added.
The Android team is now "designing for satellites", and this support is planned for the "next version of Android", which the tech giant has confirmed as Android 14.
According to Lockheimer, compared to standard LTE and 5G connections, "user experiences for phones that can connect to satellites" will be different.