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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Having an iPhone could be more dangerous than having an Android



The security of the mobile operating system of a smartphone is important, protecting your privacy too, but the emergency functions are even more so.

Apple continues to refuse to activate a feature called Advanced Mobile Location (AML) in iOS, a feature that has been on Android for some time.

Enabling AML (Advanced Mobile Location) would provide very useful emergency services since it detects the location automatically and in a really accurate way . This greatly reduces the response time of rescue services, ambulances and state forces.

Android saves lives thanks to this feature


Google successfully implemented the AML function for Android smartphones, and thanks to it the company is managing to save many lives around the planet . But while Android users now feel much safer, iOS users feel like they are lagging behind.

The EENA (European Emergency Numbers Association) has asked Apple to consider the safety of its customers by participating in this program:

"AS AML IS BEING ACTIVATED IN MORE AND MORE COUNTRIES, IPHONE USERS ARE AT A DISADVANTAGE COMPARED TO ANDROID USERS IN RELATION TO EMERGENCIES."

Why is this function so important?


Most emergency calls are made by mobile phones, either because the situations of danger usually occur in the street or because the first thing we have the most at hand is the smartphone.

There are many applications in the App Store related to emergency calls and rescue services. But the AML functionality does not require any action on the part of the user . Its process is completely automatic.

If the Advanced Mobile Location feature detects an emergency call, it automatically enables the global satellite navigation system and Wi-Fi connectivity. Then the smartphone sends an SMS to emergency services, saving a lot of lives a year.

Source | The Next Web

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