First uncovered via a string of codes within the upcoming developer’s construct of Android 13 OS, Google is now confirming that Android will quickly get an eSIM switch characteristic. The search big says that it will likely be launched later this yr and could also be launched with Android 14.
It is true that Apple helped quick monitor the adoption of eSIM (embedded Subscriber Id Module) on smartphones and wearables. Likewise, it launched eSIM with iPhone XS and iPhone XR. In the identical yr, Google launched the Pixel 3 with an eSIM. Nevertheless, it was the iPhone-maker together with carriers that supplied simpler profile transfers, which is not out there on Android as of this writing.
Android eSIM switch and SIM conversion
Introduced at MWC 2023, Android is lastly getting an eSIM switch characteristic to enable customers migrate their quantity and subscription plan to a brand new machine with out going to a service or to manually service them. Many carriers across the globe already assist eSIM switch on iPhones, however Google says that Deutsche Telekom is the primary service to assist this on Android.
One other eSIM characteristic that hasn’t arrived in Android is conversion of bodily SIM to eSIM. Earlier clues counsel Google is already testing this, although it is unclear if it’s going to debut along with eSIM switch later this yr.
Google additionally plans to launch a handful of enhancements to Android and Put on OS providers and apps. Probably the most notable is Magic Eraser in Google Photographs that was beforehand unique to Pixel telephones. The built-in perform removes undesirable objects and photobombers out of your photographs. As well as, there are enhancements to Google Maintain and Quick Pair, amongst others.
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