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Android 13 brings earthquake warning function

Android 13 Earthquake Warning

At the I/0 2022 conference, which happened a couple of days ago, Google was able to unveil a couple of things. First, the giant tech company released a series of new Pixel phones. The company also unveiled its new operating system, Android 13. Now, we know that the new Android 13 will come with several new features and improvements over its predecessors. First, we know that the operating system has a new MIDI 2.0 standard. The latest feature on the Android 13 operating system is the earthquake warning.

The earthquake warning feature is not new to a lot of Chinese people. However, it’s a new addition to the list of features that comes with the native Android 13 OS. The rest of this article will talk about the new Android 13 earthquake warning functions.

Here’s what you need to know about the Android 13 earthquake warning

As earlier mentioned, the earthquake warning feature is new to Android 13 but isn’t new to most Chinese Android users. That’s so because a couple of Chinese manufacturers, such as Xiaomi and Huawei, already introduced the feature a couple of years ago. In case you don’t know, Xiaomi introduced the earthquake warning feature in 2019, while Huawei introduced its own in 2020. The feature makes use of a pop-up box to notify users of any potential earthquake occurrence.

The pop-up box only notifies Xiaomi users when the network detects a potential earthquake, which could cause a serious vibration to the ground. Other things that the box identifies are the magnitude of the earthquake, the seismic location of the wave, and its earthquake’s epicenter area. It’s only the EMUI 11 system that offers support for the earthquake warning feature.

Google has now added the earthquake warning feature to the new Android 13 operating system. According to the company, the new feature is available in two different parts. The first part is the mobile phone, which will use built-in accelerometers. As soon as the smartphone detects an earthquake, it will notify Google’s earthquake detection service, with information regarding the likely location of the event. After that, the server will further work to determine if the earthquake already occurred or not, including how big it was, and its exact location. After getting the information, it will send out alerts accordingly.

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