This week’s episode of Android Bytes actually follows up on something our co-host Mishaal has been looking at for a while: a removable eSIM that lets Android phones without the technology built-in to access eSIM providers. We chat with Christos Omiridis of Telco Village who was part of the team that created

  • 02:09 – What is a SIM? What is an eSIM? Why does it exist?
  • 09:15 – Why bring eSIM to a device that doesn’t natively support it?
  • 15:50 – How does a removable eSIM interface with Android?
  • 27:55 – What’s the extensibility of modularizing eSIM from other FOSS devs and wireless carriers?

About the Podcast

Android Bytes (powered by Esper)

A weekly show that dives deep into the Android OS

Android Bytes (powered by Esper) is the podcast that dives deep into the engineering and business decisions behind the world’s most popular OS. 

Android powers over 3 billion devices worldwide and is the platform of choice for over a thousand companies. You’ll find Android on smartphones, tablets, watches, TV, cars, kiosks, and so much more. How does Google architect Android to run on so many form factors, and how do companies fork AOSP to make it run on even more devices? These are the kinds of questions the Android Bytes podcast considers each week.

Join cohosts Mishaal Rahman and David Ruddock, two journalists with extensive knowledge covering the Android OS platform and ecosystem, as they speak to system architects, kernel engineers, app developers, and other distinguished experts in the Android space.

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