Android 6.0 shows card information as an emergency number is dialed




Google has built a feature into its upcoming Android version which automatically map information is displayed when the user calls the emergency number. So the caller can easily transmit its location to the emergency center.

The feature was discovered by Android Police, which was sent to a screenshot of a person who called the emergency number with a phone on Android M. The illustration shows that in a telephone conversation with the emergency bell rang map information from Google Maps in the dialer can be seen. On the map, the user of the location is displayed. That should probably ensure that callers can quickly transmit their location, because they not only have to think or look where they are located.

Besides showing the location of the feature, the user would also inquire about the name of the alarm that is spoken. According to Android Police, the feature works in the United States, but there is support around the world. The site provided by the screenshot is in fact coming from Pakistan. It is therefore likely that the function also operates in the Netherlands, but whether this is actually the case, it is not yet clear.

Currently Android Marshmallow is still under development; the shown functionality comes from a preview build of the software. Probably the operating system comes with version 6.0 in the fall of this year.

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