Web page Esper Google stated that Google is growing a brand new characteristic on Android 13 known as A number of Enabled Profiles (MEP), which helps an eSIM to attach concurrently with 2 telephone numbers, even 2 completely different carriers. If extensively out there, this characteristic permits smartphone producers to fully take away the bodily SIM slot contained in the gadget.
This characteristic is predicated on a patent filed by Google in 2020, describing a way to separate a conventional SIM into 2 completely different connection traces. Rumor has it that Google is testing this characteristic on inside Pixel telephones.
In keeping with Android Police, it’s possible that Google will introduce MEP on Android 13, which is anticipated to formally launch later this yr. What’s attention-grabbing is that the brand new Google characteristic is software-based. The brand new working system will create a number of impartial connections for the eSIM profiles (digital information) to speak with the modem on the telephone, whereas sustaining an actual bodily connection between the elements. Google will add API layers for networking software program to obtain info and talk with the SIM profile.
Presently, an eSIM permits a number of profiles to be saved however just one profile is lively on the similar time. If you wish to use 2 profiles, carriers want so as to add an eSIM or a bodily SIM tray. Google’s expertise permits an eSIM to activate 2 profiles to make use of “2 SIMs with 2 waves” on the similar time, and helps corporations save area contained in the telephone as a result of just one eSIM chip is required.
If the MEP characteristic is popularized and works stably, smartphone producers can transfer in direction of eliminating the standard SIM slot, leaving area for elements resembling a microSD card slot or growing battery capability.