Google offers Internet (using it now), television (on in the other room), why not wireless?
Android Police is reporting that a potential leaked app shows Google’s plans for their upcoming wireless service. While it’s not possible to be certain the leak originated from Google, the level of detail does go along with earlier reports concerning Google’s plans to become a wireless carrier.
The app in question is called Tycho and contains settings and options you would find in a typical carrier-based app. You can pay bills, check data usage, change your plan, etc. You can also activate your service with Google, change your number, pause/suspend service, and even more.
T-Mobile and Sprint, who were reported as Google’s partners to provide cellular connectivity, also are in the leaked app. It’s interesting to note that the app suggests Google will offer data-only options for at least some devices on a given plan. Meaning good news for those who don’t wish to make a call from their tablet.
There is also a reference to a separate Project Fi app. Project Fi appears to be the codename for Google’s wireless service, which this leaks suggests will offer free calls and texts within the United States while charging for data on a per-gigabyte basis.
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