According to Google engineers' comments on the code for the Android open source project, Google is developing a new "2019 pixel". Of course, Google is developing a new smartphone this year. But the interesting thing is XDA developer New handsets found on weekends should better support Dual SIM. In other words, Google Pixel 4 could be better served by setting up two networks of different carriers to use one network at a time, and not another.
In fact, dual SIM functionality is now actively used as "dogfooding" in Google Pixel 3. In other words, we are already conducting internal testing on a mobile phone that we already use. We know this because of the feedback from our engineers who can read below. But first there are some situations. Google Pixel 2 and 3 have both a physical SIM card slot and an eSIM, but can not be active at the same time. It is directly related to how the latest iPhone works and allows you to receive calls and text from both networks.
Other Android phones can do similar multi-network tricks, and in fact this feature is very important to some people. In some parts of the world, it is common to quickly switch between networks to get the best possible data rates, and it is also a great help for travelers. The inability to use two SIMs in Pixel 3 is cumbersome for many.
Googler comments that & # 39; 2019 Pixel & # 39; will be released. and That dual SIM feature is being tested internally by Google.
This boolean is set to true by default on the 2019 device.
Boolean is required to distinguish between 2018 pixels (with dual SIM functionality) and 2018 pixels (with 2 SIM cards, but dual SIM functionality is limited to only one).
The flag is updated through the air for dog food.
About the bug you mentioned. Generally, even though two SIM cards are included, such as the Pixel 2018 case, some devices are single SIMs, which is a valid configuration.
This code is essentially an engineer studying how Android can tell whether a mobile phone supports dual SIM. XDA also points out what you should know. There are several ways to handle the dual SIM functionality. One is "Dual SIM Dual Active" (DSDA), which is enabled for SIM cards and can be used for calls, text, and data. The other is "Dual SIM dual standby" (DSDS), where the secondary SIM can only receive calls and text but is not fully active.
iPhone uses DSDS and will probably arrive at Google Pixel 4. Whether Pixels' dual SIM feature is currently excluded from Google's Pixel 3 internal testing is an open question. If I were Google, Dual SIM would be better suited to a more valuable Indian market, so I will work hard to make sure it works on the familiar Google Pixel Lite.