Google has apparently begun work on a new tool that would allow customers to effortlessly transfer eSIMs through QR codes. According to 9to5Google, Google has begun laying the groundwork for the eSIM transfer functionality that was mentioned earlier this year. The functionality, as the name implies, would allow Android users to move their eSIM between devices natively.
It’s a necessary feature because there is currently no native mechanism to transfer an eSIM across Android devices, leaving the procedure completely up to the carriers. To begin the transfer procedure, users will be prompted to scan a QR code.
The report also added “Seeing as most of this functionality is not yet live, we were only able to access this beginning portion, with @AssembleDebug also having been able to uncover a Fast Pair-like UI that appears before scanning the QR code,”.
In comparison, Apple has simplified the eSIM transfer procedure for iPhones by developing an iOS utility that allows quick wireless eSIM transfer between iPhones.
Google launched the Android 14 Beta 4 update last month, which includes an ‘auto-confirm unlock’ feature, many repairs, system speed enhancements, and much more.
According to Android researcher Mishaal Rahman, the ‘auto-confirm’ feature immediately unlocks the user’s phone when the PIN is entered successfully.
To allow this, the PIN must be at least 6 digits long. Rahman also mentioned that the upgrade would offer new default profile image options. According to the Android researcher, users may also view their phone’s manufacturing year by going to Settings > About phone > Model.
“In Android 14, the ‘ring volume’ and ‘notification volume’ sliders are now completely separated, with no way to merge them again.” “The separation was controlled by a DeviceConfig flag in older betas, but that flag is no longer in use,” he had noted.