After Apple launched its latest batch of iPhones with eSim capabilities, Google is also planning to expand the feature to Android smartphones other than Pixel devices. Google already provides eSim technology in Google Pixel 2 and 3 which is locked only to Google Fi in the US.
In an official blog post, Google announced that it is expanding eSim support to more carriers and countries with December security patch. The search giant company also said that it is rolling out a program for Android OEMs to help them embed the eSim technology in smartphones.
The company also intends to set a standard which will be followed by all the phone makers in order to help users use eSim easily.
Google’s blog post read, “To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, we’re also creating a program that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones.”
Now, in Germany, Pixel 3 owners can purchase eSim from Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. In the U.S., Google has made eSim capabilities available for Pixel 3 with Sprint and EE in the UK. In India, Airtel and Reliance Jio carriers have been added for eSim support in Pixel 3 in the coming months.
eSim allows users to switch seamlessly between different carriers without requiring a physical SIM in the process.