Phone > Virgin

Google Will Provide More Accurate Location Data To 911 Call Centers

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

More accurate location data will enable emergency services to reach people in need quickly and thus help them out in a timely manner. It could be the matter of life and death for some people. To aid in these efforts, Google will now be providing more accurate location data to 911 call centers of callers who use Android smartphones.
Google has teamed up with T-Mobile and emergency technology companies RapidSOS and West for this service. It will send location data from its Emergency Location Service to 911 call centers when an emergency call is placed by someone with an Android device. The...
Read more ...

 

Google and T-Mobile combine to give U.S. 911 operators a better idea where callers are located

Google and T-Mobile combine to give U.S. 911 operators a better idea where callers are located

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

According to Google, 80% of 911 emergency calls come from a mobile phone. That leads to a major problem facing 911 operators, which is the ability to pinpoint the location of the caller. The technology employed at emergency call centers is just not good at giving dispatchers an exact address where they need to send EMT or police when an emergency call comes in from a cellphone.
Google addressed this issue a couple of years ago by launching Emergency Location Service for Android phones. ELS uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cell networks and sensors to give call centers a faster, ...
Read more ...

 

Google, carriers begin enabling ELS on Android for more accurate location when calling 911

Google, carriers begin enabling ELS on Android for more accurate location when calling 911

1 month ago   |   By 9to5Google

Mobile phones are notoriously bad at aiding emergency dispatchers in pinpointing your exact location. To address this, Emergency Location Service provides 911 with a more accurate location. Google is now launching this lifesaving technology on Android in the U.S. starting with T-Mobile.
more...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Virgin      Smartphone      Smartphones      T-Mobile      Google      Device      Devices      Android      Mobiles      Mobile      Mobility      Cellphones      Phones      Networks      Network      Wi-Fi      Networking      Cellphone      Phone      GPS      News  


Samsung Galaxy J4+, J6+, and A7 (2018) cases with gradient finish leak out

Samsung Galaxy J4+, J6+, and A7 (2018) cases with gradient finish leak out

Samsung Galaxy J6+ It was revealed quite a while back that Samsung was working on a new range of gradient cases for its mid-range smartphones, although no release information... Read more ...

Review: The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the Android smartwatch king of the hill...

Review: The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the Android smartwatch king of the hill - for now

Samsung's Gear lineup of Tizen smartwatches has impressed me since the Gear S2 first made its debut, and the Gear S3 Frontier sat on my wrist for well over a year after its... Read more ...

IPhone XR still widely available for launch day delivery, but analysts...

IPhone XR still widely available for launch day delivery, but analysts aren't worried

The iPhone XR officially went up for pre-order yesterday morning , with the first orders slated to arrive to buyers next Friday, October 26th. Over 24 hours later, iPhone XR... Read more ...

Behind the Scenes video shows the Pixel 3 in action recording Eminem's NYC...

Behind the Scenes video shows the Pixel 3 in action recording Eminem's NYC performance

Earlier this week, we showed you the official video of Eminem's performance inside and outside the Empire State Building, recorded in part by the new Google Pixel 3. The clip... Read more ...

How to delete apps on iPhone and iPad

How to delete apps on iPhone and iPad

If you're looking to free up some space on your iPhone or iPad, deleting apps will likely be the first thing you'd want to do. Follow along for how to delete apps on iPhone and... Read more ...

Google Pixel 3 can't be unlocked with ‘Voice Match,' replaced w/ ‘personal'...

Google Pixel 3 can't be unlocked with ‘Voice Match,' replaced w/ ‘personal' Assistant results

For quite some time now, most Android phones have had the option to be unlocked via your voice and an “OK Google” or “Hey Google” command. Using “Voice Match,” Google has... Read more ...

Which iPhone XR color did you pick when you pre-ordered?

Which iPhone XR color did you pick when you pre-ordered?

We've been hearing that Apple will resurrect its colorful past with the most affordable member of its 2018 iPhone crop - the 6.1" LCD model, dubbed XR and, lo and behold, it... Read more ...

Fortnite has arrived on Android! Here's how to get it on Sony's Xperia...

Fortnite has arrived on Android! Here's how to get it on Sony's Xperia smartphones

Fortnite Battle Royale isn't just the smash hit game of 2018, it's become a social and cultural sensation. What's more, it's now playable on all Android TM * devices. As all... Read more ...

Samsung provides a glimpse at future smartphone designs with new display tech

Samsung provides a glimpse at future smartphone designs with new display tech

The Galaxy Note 9, Samsung's most recent flagship Just yesterday, sources revealed that Samsung is currently in the process of testing behind-the-display selfie cameras. Less... Read more ...

Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU

Google to charge Android OEMs as much as $40 per phone in EU

Google's Building 44, where Android is developed. We're still seeing the fallout from the European Commission's $5 billion antitrust fine against Google. Earlier this week... Read more ...