Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics upgrade software for their 5G-enabled phones in India. The upgrade of phone software launched in December. The companies said on Wednesday. As Indian authorities press mobile phone manufacturers to adopt the high-speed network.
Apple said it would push software upgrades to recent models. Which includes the iPhone 14, 13, 12, and iPhone SE, which, industry sources say, do not yet support the network.
Apple said that “We are working with our carrier partners in India. To bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance completed”.
“5G will enable via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services. The service’s launch on October.
A Samsung India spokesperson said. The company would roll out updates across all its 5G devices by mid-November.
Ministry of electronics and IT officials held a meeting on Wednesday dedicated to 5G adoption. Executives from Apple, Samsung, Vivo, Xiaomi, and telecom operators Reliance. Also, Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VODA.NS) attended.
The agenda includes. Prioritizing the release of software upgrades for supporting the high-speed network. The notice for the closed-door meeting stated.
One of the industry sources said. Telecom players and smartphone makers have been holding discussions with each other. The discussion is about the issue of 5G technology in India.
A Google spokesperson said on Wednesday: “Pixel 7, 7 Pro, and Pixel 6a are 5G capable devices. We are actively working with the Indian carriers. To enable functionality at the earliest.”