Government asks Apple, Samsung to speed up rollout of 5G updates on iPhones, other supported phones


Soon after the launch of 5G services in the country, Airtel and Reliance Jio have said that they will make the service available to users in certain regions. Although services are available in many cities, consumers are unable to use 5G on their smartphones as they lack the software support to enable them to use 5G services. Even if you have a 5G phone, an OTA update from the manufacturer will allow you to use 5G in India.

Even the latest iPhone 14 series in India does not have 5G

Airtel’s website currently shows that Apple is yet to update the software for all iPhone models from the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 14 series. Another source told Reuters that Apple is taking too long to push 5G updates to iPhones. Even for Samsung, the update isn’t ready to roll out 5G on many smartphones. On the other hand, more than 36 models of China’s Xiaomi and Vivo have been shown ready to use with Airtel’s 5G services.

Concerned over this, top bureaucrats from India’s telecom and IT sectors will chair a meeting on Wednesday to discuss early adoption of 5G. Report Reuters said. According to the report, the government wants executives from brands like Apple, Samsung, Vivo and Xiaomi to attend the meeting. Executives from leading telecom operators such as Airtel, Jio and Vee will also be part of the meeting, the report said.

According to the report, the agenda of the meeting will be to discuss the prioritization and release of updated or supported software for 5G. Apple, Samsung, Vivo, Xiaomi, as well as Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vi did not respond to a request for comment. The government’s IT and telecom departments also did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

Apple is testing and validating various 5G offerings from network providers in India, something Airtel’s CTO also mentioned earlier, a Reuters source said. Earlier, Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon also said Apple is testing support for 5G services in India and users will soon be able to use 5G on supported devices.

A Reuters report cited a source as saying that while telecom players and smartphone companies are in talks to roll out 5G services, telecom companies in India are taking time to iron out compatibility issues between specific 5G technology and phone software. .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on October 1 on the first day of Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022. While Airtel announced the launch of its 5G services on the same day, Reliance Jio launched its 5G services within a few days. Later on.


Source by [91 Mobiles]

Written By [Baji Infotech]