Even if Android is ready for eSIM tech your carrier probably isn’t

Some folks are saying the Pixel 8 may launch as an “eSIM only” device in some markets. If that happens it’s not going to go very smoothly because phone carriers either aren’t ready or aren’t willing to help it go smoothly.

This is all speculation at this point, but it wouldn’t be very shocking if it happened. Google has been working on better eSIM support in Android for a while and Android 14 should have an all-new way to transfer subscriber data from one phone to another.