Google is allegedly aiming to include separate mobile internet connectivity to Chromebooks. While the choice to add a physical card slot for SIM in Windows-supported reasonably priced laptops by OEMs was not successful, Google is aiming to do something diverse. As per an XDA Developers’ report, Google might in its future Chromebooks include support for eSIM along with support for Project Fi.
This will permit you to employ your normal mobile data separately and you will no longer require connecting your device with your smartphone hotspot or hunt for Wi-Fi. With a built-in eSIM, employing the Chromebook will be akin to employing an Android handset as far as the question is related to connectivity.
While eSIM tech is nothing new-fangled but India has just received support for eSIM tech. All this is possible due to the rollout of the Apple Watch 3 Cellular in association with Airtel Postpaid and Reliance Jio. Note there is no SIM card slot or physical SIM card that is needed for eSIM-supported devices. The SIM card information on your SIM card is digitally transported to the implanted eSIM or chip within the device. Speaking of telecom operators, only Airtel Postpaid and Reliance Jio is supporting the technology for eSIM.
The new eSIM tech is a good-to-attain function for “Always-on” devices for which Qualcomm had lately rolled out its Snapdragon processors. While there is no word from Microsoft to add support for eSIM on its “Always-on” mobile devices, Google might take the lead if they essentially roll out support for eSIM for its next Chromebooks.
On a related note, Acer lately rolled out a series of Chromebooks namely Acer Chromebook 15 (CB315-1H/1HT), Chromebook Spin 15 (CP315-1H), the Acer Chromebook 13, and Acer Chromebook Spin 13. The new Acer Chromebook Spin 15 (CP315-1H) is stated to be the first convertible device in the industry with a 15.6-inch screen. The connectivity options comprise Bluetooth 4.2 and MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi.