Google Working on Android 13 Feature That Might End SIM Cards
For the upcoming Android 13 OS upgrade, Google appears to be working on a new features that could spell the end of physical SIM cards. Here’s what we know thus far.
Google: Android 13 Could Spell The End for SIM Cards?
A recent report from Esper reveals that Google is working on a new Android 13 feature that could potentially spell the end of the physical SIM card slot. This also means that smartphone manufacturers will have more room to work with in the device, whether that’s another new feature or bigger battery.
From what we understand, it’s called the Multiple Enabled Profiles (MEP), it could allow two carriers to be assigned to a single eSIM, with future devices being able to easily switch between networks. This is based on a patent files in 2020, which describes splitting the existing SIM interface into two digital connections.
If the physical SIM card slot gets removed as a result, it would leave smartphone manufacturers with the ability to innovate further as there is more space within the smartphone. We might even see microSD cards making their return for a good number of flagship devices, or even a bigger internal storage.
With that being said, this feature may not be limited to just Android 13, though it is expected to arrive in that specific update. This feature could ported over to iOS and even Windows if the need ever arises. For now, we will report more on this as soon as information becomes available so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: This could be the ultimate gamechanger for smartphones, at least for the foreseeable future. Every brand could stand to benefit from this, and I can’t wait to see what new innovations they will bring with the extra space.