Google’s new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro smartphones, as well as the Pixel 6a released earlier last year, still don’t support 5G networks in India, even though they are officially on sale there. Google said Apple also only recently updated its iPhone phone system to support 5G networks in India, as did Samsung. Nonetheless, the search giant is still a bit behind schedule.
In an official statement, Google promised to roll out a 5G-enabled OTA update sometime in the first quarter of 2023. The initial timeline was last December, but Google apparently jumped the gun.
In the statement, Google said it is working closely with Indian operators to enable next-generation connectivity and comply with local regulations and standards. Xiaomi is also working on the update, and it has a number of 5G-enabled phones in India.