Edited by: Sharya Sharma
Last updated: January 11, 2023, 2:14 PM IST
Google Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro users who have signed up for Google’s Android beta program and installed the latest Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 can now access 5G services from Indian carriers, Jio and Airtel , on their Pixel phones.
With the widespread rollout of 5G in India, many smartphone manufacturers like Apple, Xiaomi and Samsung have released software updates that enable 5G connectivity on their devices. Google’s Pixel phones have lagged, however, with the expected stable rollout of 5G support for these devices delayed.
With the latest beta build supporting 5G, the official stable build shouldn’t be too far away.
According to a recent report from TelecomTalk, users of Google’s Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 series who have installed the latest Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update on their devices will be able to connect to India’s Jio and Airtel 5G networks. This allows Pixel users to experience faster data speeds and improved connectivity when using their devices in areas covered by these 5G networks.
Google’s official update is expected to roll out in the first quarter of this year. “We have been actively working with Indian carriers on the various requirements for delivering 5G and look forward to rolling it out to Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6a in Q1 2023,” Google said in an official statement. .
Pixel 6a is Google’s most affordable 5G handset. It comes with the Tensor G1 chip, while the more recent Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have the second generation Tensor G2 chipset supporting 22 5G bands compared to the 17 – supported by the Pixel 6a.
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