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First ever phone expected to be used in space will be a Google Android powered device

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First ever phone expected to be used in space will be a Google Android powered device
Strange as it may be, we apparently have yet to bring a working mobile phone into space, but now that's all about to change thanks to British engineers. You'd think that we would've done something like this years ago, but surprisingly, we have yet to accomplish the task of putting a mobile phone in space.

Of all the phones out there, it appears that the device that's going to be blessed with the astonishing title of being the first phone in space will be none other than a Google Android powered device. However, the exact model of it has yet to be disclosed – but we're sure Google is proud of this historic event nevertheless. The team at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited in Guildford are finally bringing this all to reality in order to test the ruggedness of today's phones and see whether or not they can endure the challenging environment of space.

Additionally, the handset will be used to control a 30cm-long satellite and will take some snapshots of our planet later in the year. Previously, phones have been catapulted to high altitudes with the aid of balloons, but this is going to be the first time ever that a cell phone is going into space. So while we're all looking up at the sky, we can rest knowing that some green little Android powered handset is looking down at us.

source: BBC via Textually

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