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Google patent: Use eSIM under Android 13 as a multi-SIM






With Android 13, Google could allow two mobile service providers to be used with just one eSIM.

With the update to Android 13, Google is again planning numerous new functions for its mobile operating system. One of them could be a multi-SIM feature using only one eSIM.

Google patent shows possible new function

In order to be able to use the dual SIM function of Android cell phones, smartphone owners currently need either two physical SIM cards or one physical SIM card and one eSIM. That could possibly change with the release of Android 13. At least that’s what a patent filed by Google a few years ago suggests.

ESIM chip can connect to two providers

The new technology called Multiple Enabled Profiles (MEP) enables the eSIM chip on Android 13 to connect to two mobile operators at the same time. The patent for this was granted to Google in 2020. According to rumors, the new technology could now be used on smartphones with Android 13. The Pixel models are said to be already being tested with MEP. Google could also license the technology to other companies and thus make it available for iOS, Windows or macOS, among other things. Whether MEP will actually be available in Android 13 will probably be revealed at this year’s Google I/O, which will take place on May 11th and 12th.

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