Apple iPhone users, here are 9 'reasons' to switch to Android smartphone

Apple iPhone users, here are 9 'reasons' to switch to Android smartphone

Apple iPhone users, here are 9 'reasons' to switch to Android smartphone

Apple announced Monday that it will use technology from startup RapidSOS to improve the location information sent to emergency responders when iPhone users call 911. Only the responding 911 center will be able to access the user's location during an emergency call. This protocol's goal is to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 call centers.

iPhone users will be able to automatically share their location with 911 operators in the event of an emergency. Apple says that with the new feature - which will arrive in the fall with iOS 12 - the company already exceeds this requirement.

911 telecommunicators do extraordinary work managing millions of emergencies with little more than a voice connection.

Worldwide iPhone users haven't been left empty handed regarding the automatic security feature, as those running iOS 11.3 or later still have access to Advanced Mobile Location (AML) which largely functions in a similar way.

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"That should make it easier for ambulances and paramedics to reach callers and shave precious minutes off response times, potentially saving 10,000 lives per year", Time continued, adding that the feature will be available in iOS 12 this year. That system relied on cell towers and on-device data sources like Wi-Fi Access Points and GPS.

Besides upgrading to iOS 12, users won't need to do anything to use the feature.

"Lives will be saved thanks to this effort by Apple and RapidSOS". The agency has mandated that all mobile carriers allow 911 centers to identify a location within 50 meters of a person 80 percent of the time by 2021. This is particularly noteworthy due to the age of the emergency infrastructure, as former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler pointed out.

In the telling of Apple and the government, the 9th Circuit mistakenly concluded that Apple acts as a distributor, selling apps directly to consumers who, in turn, remit payment to Apple. The stakes here are also certainly high, given that e-commerce sales hit $452 billion in the US last year, according to USA government estimates cited by Reuters.

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