As far as you smartphones are concerned they often come with the dumb features which support the carriers in controlling the way you use their services, they will always try to lock you into their services. Carriers also try to lock your phones so that you cannot use any other networks SIM on them within that period. But with the latest release of Android Q carriers will get additional features that will allow more control.
Android phone can already be locked down, though that was not the case before. Android is an open platform yet Google has no choice but to bog down to the carriers demands.
It’s already possible to lock down Android phones, though there was a time when that almost wasn’t the case. Despite the openness of the platform, Google would have no choice but to cater to carriers’ requirements anyway. According to 9to5Google in its latest findings discovered it empower the carriers to take lock-in to a whole new level.
With the latest Android Q release carrier will be able to blacklist and whitelist networks the networks that can be used on a locked phone. They can also shutout as many rivals as they want and can also block virtual operators (MVNOs), that tend to ping back on their own networks,
The carriers will also get another power related to dual SIM support. Earlier carriers were able to work their way around carrier lock as some Android phones allowed them to, but with the latest Android Q, this will entirely change. Now it can lock down the second SIM slot unless you are using an approved SIM card in the first slot, and resetting your smartphone won’t be an option.
The carrier lock has certainly been around with Android for some time but the new restrictions certainly seem to be over the top. Most of us here in India use an unlocked phone but yet we do have some carriers providing a smartphone to their customers, most consumers in the US also get their phones from carriers.
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