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Google’s Android 13 Allows Users To Have Multiple Profiles On One eSIM

Gone are the days when most of us had to worry about juggling SIMS, especially after Google’s Android 13, which has now paved the way for user ease and convenience.

Just the thought of having several different profiles squeezed into one single eSIM sounds tempting but it’s no longer a dream.

Google has brought an innovative solution that allows one eSIM to host users with more than one enabled profile. This was recently referenced in their Android Developers Website as well as their Open Source Project, suggesting how the upcoming update is definitely something that many need to have their eyes open for.

The news, although not officially released by the tech giant themselves, came through a blog on Thursday. And it's safe to say that it has so many people on the edge of their seats because the post was from none other than a senior tech expert for Esper, who works as an Android developer.

But what array of benefits does it actually bring forward for users? Well, that’s simple. Users will now be allowed to have one eSIM card with all their profiles inside, making it so much simpler for those who wish to change amongst different carrier networks.

Similarly, experts believe this will further reduce hardware expenses as it eliminates the need for more space for more than a single SIM card.

Now, phone developers could use this extra area to perhaps increase battery sizes or maybe even think about greater memory storage options as there’s less space needed for another SIM.

At the moment, experts believe users in the US won’t be widely seen switching between their profiles but they believe it will come in handy when a need arises to change between simple use versus professional.

The real potential of this feature from an expert’s point of view will come from those phone users residing in different countries of the world. And that’s where so many phone developers can be seen promoting different devices that allow for a combo of one normal sim with one eSIM or perhaps two normal SIMS.

Currently, so many phones emphasize a great physical connection taking place between a user’s SIM and the device’s modem. Therefore, often the need arises for a separate connectivity link for various SIMS.

Google announced its MEP solution that received acceptance in 2020, where one SIM was physically split amongst several digital connections. Hence, now that there is clear evidence that Google is testing its solution across Pixel hardware, experts predict we’ll soon see this as an update for Android 13.

Remember, this isn’t solely limited to Android users only as developers say the new approach could even be used for Windows and even iOS-based systems too.

H/T: Esper

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