Motorola brings iPhone-topping satellite messaging to Android phone

The iPhone 14 may have pioneered the idea of ​​a satellite-connected smartphone, but now the first Android phone with this feature has arrived – and it’s already more powerful than Apple’s Emergency SOS. To highlight this, Motorola has also introduced a Bluetooth add-on that provides satellite messaging for both Android and iOS devices.

The Motorola Defy 2 (or CAT S75 if you live in Europe, the Middle East and Africa) is a sturdy looking, fully waterproof Android phone that gives you two-way satellite communication that goes beyond just contacting emergency services. Qualcomm and Samsung are also bringing satellite messaging capabilities to more Galaxy phones – but unfortunately the Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup probably doesn’t have all the necessary components, so you’ll have to wait for the Galaxy S24.