Google on Monday introduced that it’s bringing Pixel Three eSIM assist for extra carriers the world over, together with Airtel and Reliance Jio in India. The Mountain View, California based mostly firm stated that it hopes eSIM tech, which it claims to have pioneered with the Pixel 2, will quickly grow to be extra prevalent throughout Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and Put on OS smartwatches. Notably, Apple beat Google to the punch in India, with the corporate rolling out eSIM assist for the Apple Watch, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR earlier this yr – as soon as once more with Airtel and Reliance Jio.
There was no timeline for eSIM assist in India offered by Google, past “the approaching months.” It nevertheless stated that customers in Germany ought to have the ability to take pleasure in eSIM assist on their Pixel 3 and Pixel Three XL smartphones “quickly” by way of Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone.
“Dash within the US, EE within the UK, Airtel and Reliance Jio in India, and Truphone and Gigsky in numerous international locations may also roll out eSIM assist for Pixel Three within the coming months,” Kerrie Lenhart Hogan, Director, Partnerships at Google, stated in a press release.
“For those who’re in Germany, look out for the power to buy Pixel Three with eSIM performance from Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone quickly.”
“To allow a constant and easy expertise throughout the ecosystem, we’re additionally making a programme that permits Android machine makers to construct eSIM-capable smartphones,” stated Google.
Google claims it was the primary main smartphone vendor to assist built-in eSIMs with its Undertaking Fi – now known as Google Fi – community final yr, beginning with the Pixel 2 smartphone.
Launched in October, the Google Pixel Three value in India begins at Rs. 71,000 for the 64GB variant in India and goes as much as Rs. 80,000 for the 128GB storage variant. The Google Pixel Three XL value in India begins at Rs. 83,000 for the 64GB variant and as much as Rs. 92,000 for the 128GB mannequin.
Written with inputs from IANS