Some of the options of the brand new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that flew underneath the radar a little was once the inclusion of eSIM. eSIM stands for Embedded SIM and it replaces the will for bodily SIM playing cards on supported networks. As a substitute of striking a small card on your telephone, a chip is soldered to the software’s motherboard when it’s manufactured. The telephone can then be provisioned to a community through merely scanning a code with the digicam or a couple of faucets within an app. Some of the networks that helps eSIM in order that occurs to be Google’s Challenge Fi so it is sensible that the brand new Pixel 2 gadgets would have it.
In preparation for the Pixel 2’s free up this week, Google has uploaded the eSIM Supervisor app to the Play Retailer. Consistent with the app’s description, it is helping Android arrange provider profiles. It lets in customers to obtain and arrange eSIM profiles as an alternative of coping with SIM playing cards.
There isn’t a lot to the app, only a provider web page that displays what carrier is lately enabled at the software and extra to be had carriers. It additionally lets in customers to take away all carriers from the software with out canceling the cell carrier plans related to them. Ultimate, however no longer least, it lists the software’s EID quantity.
The outline for eSIM Supervisor says that its “only available on select Android devices”. That may well be some future-proof terminology from Google. Lately, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the one to be had telephones to strengthen eSIM. Shall we see extra telephones put into effect the characteristic going ahead and applying Google’s app.
The discharge of the eSIM Supervisor follows a identical transfer through Google ultimate week when it launched the Pixel and Nexus battery app into the Play Retailer.