Pixels with two SIMs active simultaneously: traces in Android 14

Pixels with two SIMs active simultaneously: traces in Android 14
Pixels with two SIMs active simultaneously: traces in Android 14

Come on Pixels they will soon be able to be used two SIMs at the same time in DSDA modethat is to say Dual SIM Dual Active. This was revealed by Mishaal Rahman, who identified some strings in the Android 14 code that explicitly refer to this function. It is not known when Google will make it available, it is likely that the release could take place with one of the next Feature Drops based on the new operating system.

It is necessary to make some clarifications: first of all, the DSDA function could only be implemented for some Pixel models and not for everyone. It cannot be ruled out that it will be limited to Pixel 7/7 Pro and later versions. Another aspect to note is the difference between DSDA and DSDS.

On Google’s support page we read:

If you have a Pixel 3a or later phone, you can use two SIM cards: a physical SIM card and an eSIM. You can choose the SIM to use for a certain action, for example to send messages or call. This option is called Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS).

Basically, from Pixel 3a onwards users can use a physical SIM + a virtual one (eSIM), but only one is active while the other is on stand-by.

DSDA – Dual SIM Dual Active is the function that allows you to use two SIMs simultaneously without the limitations provided by Dual SIM Dual Standby. For example, you will be able to call with SIM 1 and simultaneously navigate with SIM 2. Furthermore, Mishaal Rahman had already reported some details in the past:

[…] can make and receive calls via two SIMs simultaneously.

For devices with DSDA enabled, we will not disconnect calls on the first line while receiving a new call on the second.

(updated September 18, 2023, 8.40 pm)

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