Google’s Android 13 may provide an end to SIM card problem
Thanks to the previous versions of Android 13 (the update that we hope will arrive at the end of summer ), we have learned some secrets of the operating system.
The apps must be downloaded and updated, and it will be possible to access the search for nearby devices by Wi-Fi without the need to give access to the location.
It will be possible to choose the language of the apps separately. The applications will have to ask permission to send notifications, But there is one. It has not gone unnoticed since it aims to revolutionize the mobile market: goodbye to SIM cards.
The SIM card is a memory chip inserted into the mobile and allows the operator to identify the telephone line. Thanks to it, we can receive calls, send messages and connect to Internet services.
They are so important that they can steal the limelight from the battery when determining the interior space in the design of the device. Because of this, SIMs have shrunk in size from mini to micro and eventually nano SIMs. There is also the option, available in many mobiles, of having an integrated SIM (eSIM) that is already present in the mobile’s hardware.
The problem is if we want to use multiple numbers on a single device. Here we depend on a SIM, an eSIM, or a dual SIM mobile.
Google’s solution is what it has dubbed Multiple Enabled Profiles (MEP) to allow multiple active SIM profiles on one eSIM. In other words, an eSIM will enable you to connect to two different operators simultaneously.
What makes Google’s MEP method interesting is that it all happens at the software level.
Multiple logical interfaces serve as independent communication channels between a SIM profile and the phone’s modem, maintaining only one genuine physical connection between the components.
While eSIMs can currently have multiple profiles on one chip and support switching between them, only one profile can be active at a time.
In this way, we would have flexibility never seen before, and we would say goodbye forever to physical SIM cards. At least those who use Android as an operating system.