July 23, 2014

Android 4.4 rumored to require nano-SIM card, starting with Nexus 5

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If you’re keeping up on all the latest and greatest on the Nexus 5, then check this out. According to Ukranian carrier, “Life : )“, the Nexus 5 should be coming with a nano SIM slot, much like what we’re seeing in current iPhones.

On the disclaimer page of the carrier, it’s stated that they will hook you up with a nano SIM for your “iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, Nexus 5 or Android 4.4 smartphone”. The strange thing about this being, of course, the fact that it states for any android 4.4 device.

This could be big news for users who utilize a nano SIM on their carrier, should it prove to be accurate. While a bit of a shot in the dark, the speculation of nano SIM capabilities seems to be a logical conclusion from this page.

Big picture – this is a silly rumor/idea that doesn’t make too much sense. The cards are essentially the same technology found in standard SIM cards. Imagining Google trying to force OEMs or carriers to play by some platform-specific rule sounds really odd. Assuming for a moment that it’s true, this would basically shut the door on upgrade for existing devices, right?

What do you think? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

via life : ) (Translated to English)