Google Pixel Series to get 5G support in Q1 2023, company working with Indian carriers: report
5G is here in India as major network operators are rolling out high-speed internet service across the country. Most of the 5G-enabled smartphones in the country have also received updates from their manufacturers to enable 5G network support. However, Google Pixel users have been forced to wait on this front. Google’s 5G-enabled handsets have yet to receive an update that would enable the service on phones. This should change soon as Google has reportedly confirmed that 5G support will be rolling out soon.
Google reportedly said 5G support would be rolling out to eligible Google Pixel smartphones in the first quarter of 2023. In an email response to CNBCTV18.com, Google said it would be rolling out updates which would enable 5G on Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro handsets in India.
“We have been actively working with Indian carriers on the various 5G provisioning requirements and look forward to rolling it out for Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6a in Q1 2023,” Google reportedly said. , most major smartphone manufacturers including Apple and Samsung have already unlocked 5G support on their smartphones here.
Apple’s iOS 16.2 update added 5G network support to the iPhone 12 and newer models in the country earlier this month. The update enabled 5G connectivity for iPhone users on Jio and Airtel networks.
In addition to Samsung, manufacturers like OnePlus and Oppo have also rolled out 5G support for compatible Android handsets in India. This week, Xiaomi also announced that it is pushing software updates to eligible Xiaomi and Redmi phones to offer Reliance Jio’s 5G service.
Airtel and Jio have rolled out a 5G network in different parts of the country. On Wednesday, Jio announced its largest multi-state rollout of the service, launching it in 11 cities, namely Lucknow, Trivandrum, Mysuru, Nashik, Aurangabad, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Kharar and Derabassi.
Last month, Airtel announced that more than 10 lakh unique users had joined the Airtel 5G network in less than a month after rolling out services in various parts of the country. Airtel 5G is now available in multiple cities including Jammu, Srinagar, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Imphal, Shimla, Patna, Lucknow, Guwahati, Pune, Gurugram, etc.
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