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Google working on Personal Safety app, accidentally listed early on Play Store

about 3 years ago by IanDorfman

As spotted by eagle eyed users over at the XDA Developers enthusiast Android community, Google had accidentally uploaded the Play Store page for its upcoming Personal Safety app.

The Personal Safety app will feature car crash detection beginning with Pixel devices in the United States. The now pulled Google Play Store entry included the following description:

“Personal Safety is an app for Pixel phones that helps you stay safe and connected to first responders and your emergency contacts.

If your phone detects that you’ve been in a car crash, it can help reach 911 for you. Car crash detection is available in the United States. Enter medical information and choose your emergency contacts. By default, this info is available when your phone is locked to help first responders. With emergency sharing, you can quickly share a short message and your current location with all of your emergency contacts.”

The Google Play Store entry for the Personal Safety app was quickly pulled. Though no concrete information regarding the official announcement has been made available, it’s highly likely that the October 15th Pixel event will contain the app’s formal reveal. Availability for devices other than the Pixel 4 series has yet to be determined.

Further coverage: XDA Developers The Verge

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