Google announces eSIM service on Pixel 3 with Jio, Airtel

Donna Miller
December 4, 2018

The Mountain View, California based company said that it hopes eSIM tech, which it claims to have pioneered with the Pixel 2, will soon become more prevalent across Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and Wear OS smartwatches.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are set to get eSIM connectivity in various countries and across a range of mobile network operators, including in India. Google has announced in a blog post that various operators around the world, including Jio and Airtel in India, will roll out support for eSIM in the coming months.

One of the most intriguing features that Google announced alongside the Pixel 3 earlier this year was Call Screen, which allows the Phone app to show a live transcription of an incoming call and have Google Assistant respond for you without having to answer the call yourself.

"If you're in Germany, look out for the ability to purchase Pixel 3 with eSIM functionality from Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone soon".

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The project is presently named as Anaheim and will host web pages in a fashion pretty similar to how Google's Chrome handles it. Lately, Microsoft has been actively modifying its ecosystems for adapting to popular third-party apps and services.

Google has started sending out the December security patch update to its Pixel devices, not just limited to the latest Pixel 3 and 3 XL but also the first and second generation devices.

Furthermore, to encourage the eSIM capabilities, Google had confirmed that they are also creating a new program that will allow Android OEM makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones for the future.

It took several weeks, but Google this week has finally issued a fix for the rampant memory issues that impact its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets.

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