5G is coming to India as major network operators roll out high-speed internet services across the country. Most of the 5G-enabled smartphones in the country have also received updates from their manufacturers to enable 5G network support. However, Google Pixel users will have to wait on this front. Google's 5G phones have yet to receive an update that would enable the service on the phone. That is said to change soon, as Google has reportedly confirmed that 5G support will be rolling out soon.

According to reports, Google said it will provide 5G support to eligible Google Pixel smartphones in the first quarter of 2023. In an email reply to CNBCTV18.com, Google said it will roll out an update to enable 5G on the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones in India.

According to reports, Google said: “We have been actively working with Indian operators to meet the various requirements for configuring 5G and look forward to launching Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6a in the first quarter of 2023.” It is worth noting that, Most major smartphone manufacturers, including Apple and Samsung, have already unlocked 5G support on their smartphones.

Apple's iOS 16.2 update added 5G network support to iPhone 12 and newer in the country earlier this month. The update enabled 5G connectivity for iPhone users on Jio and Airtel networks.

Besides Samsung, manufacturers like OnePlus and Oppo have also rolled out 5G support for compatible Android phones in India. This week, Xiaomi also announced that it will push a software update to eligible Xiaomi and Redmi phones to offer Reliance Jio's 5G service.

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Both Airtel and Jio have rolled out 5G networks in different parts of the country. On Wednesday, Jio announced the launch of its largest multi-state service in 11 cities namely Lucknow, Trivandrum, Mysuru, Nashik, Aurangabad, Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Zirakpur, Kharar and Derabassi.

Last month, Airtel announced that more than one million unique users had joined Airtel's 5G network less than a month after the service was launched across the country. Airtel 5G is available in multiple cities including Jammu, Srinagar, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Imphal, Shimla, Patna, Luck Nau, Guwahati, Pune, Gurgaon, etc.

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