Earlier this week, Google released the all-new Android Q Beta 1 update for the Google Pixel devices. In the coming weeks, the company might also launch two new mid-range devices called Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Both these devices are expected to come with dual SIM dual standby support. While the earlier launched the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 devices also supported eSIM along with the physical SIM, the users can only activate either eSIM or physical SIM at any point of time.
However, the Google Pixel 3 devices running on the latest Android Q Beta 1 update are now supporting Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS). With DSDS, the users can activate both the eSIM and physical SIM but can’t use them simultaneously. For example, when the Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is using data from an eSIM, an incoming call to the physical SIM number will disconnect the eSIM’s connection.
These days, we are even seeing entry-level smartphones offering dual SIM dual VoLTE connectivity. We hope Google also brings Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) support with the coming updates. The DSDA support allows the users to use both the SIMs. We can make calls through physical SIM number and access data through the eSIM at any time. With Android Q Beta 1 update, the company introduced several new features.
We finally got the system-wide dark mode, built-in screen recording option, DeX-like desktop mode, more permissions, enhanced treble support, and more. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!