Google reportedly building a secret wireless network
0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jan 2013, 00:20
It seems like these rumors just don't want to go away. Originally, we had heard that Google was looking into building a wireless network in partnership with Dish Network. Dish Network has been attempting to purchase Clearwire, and word had it that the LTE spectrum from that would be used to create an all-IP carrier. Those rumors died down a bit, but now it looks like Google is working on a secret version...
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10. gallison1983 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 02:19 2 8
Not if they launch their own network. It's like the Microsoft Surface. "Let me license software for you to develop your hardware around my operating system and watch me compete against you with my own hardware."
11. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 24 Jan 2013, 04:10 9 1
Firstly GG does not license anything to any1 concerning wireless networks.
Secondly GG are always unhappy with network carriers for making access to the internet expensive and difficult.
GG is trying to disrupt the wireless industry and this will bring great value to users.
14. Berzerk000 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 05:01 9 1
Don't forget Google is tired of carriers delaying updates as well.
17. MichaelHeller posted on 24 Jan 2013, 07:55 2 3
Google licenses Google apps for Android. They may be free, but manufacturers still have to follow certain rules to get them.
19. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 24 Jan 2013, 08:44 3 0
Google license the apps to phone makers, not carriers.
In fact GG's network will help phone makers as they have more choice.
23. MartyK posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:59 0 0
And they should write/enforce a rule that a manufacturers have 45 days to update their devices (that can be) to the latest os or lose their free license.
2. kozza3 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 00:37 3 6
with great power comes great responsibility
google, will you be responsible?
12. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 24 Jan 2013, 04:12 2 1
what scares you?
18. MichaelHeller posted on 24 Jan 2013, 07:55 6 1
A better question is: when has Google proven itself to be irresponsible?
26. gallison1983 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 21:11 0 0
To willingly go along with illegal employment practices. A small unrelated blemish doesn't mean that's the only thing they are willing to do.
3. htc_prep posted on 24 Jan 2013, 00:38 0 0
it's not really figured if there arr articles posted about it.
4. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 24 Jan 2013, 00:42 6 0
"Google tried its best to keep this a secret, even going so far as to redact the request for confidentiality."
Its such a shame how some things just cant be kept a secret these days..........i believe google may have wanted to keep this a secret for a good reason not a bad one......smh these rumor givers need to know their place somtimes
5. datsyuk posted on 24 Jan 2013, 00:44 9 0
Love how they keep experimenting with new things and really trying to one up everyone else. I bet the speeds will be crazy just their Fiber internet is, hopefully they end up do making a nation wide carrier.
7. BadAssAbe posted on 24 Jan 2013, 01:20 3 0
I rather have cheap and truely unlimited with decent speeds
6. Nathan_ingx posted on 24 Jan 2013, 01:08 0 0
Aww...PA, why'd you have to spoil the fun?
It ain't a secret anymore is it? :D
15. rhurk posted on 24 Jan 2013, 07:35 0 0
If they come out with a phone called the Terminator I want nothing to do with it even if it is the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread "I'll be back"
24. drnggaj33 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 10:13 1 0
this is true because overseas all they have are andriods the iphoes are old and boring ask anyone from overseas
20. InspectorGadget80 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:14 0 0
Be a dream come true if google hurry to open their wireless. But one question why use dish? Don't they have had service during bad weather like during snow storms? Hope they will bring back unlimited data!
21. stormljones3 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:24 0 0
"It ain't no phone, if the homes can't have none..."
22. akhi216 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:25 0 0
I'm worried about the 2.5 GHz band that they'll be using. The building penetration would be virtually nonexistent as evidenced by the fail of Clear modems and hotspots. Clear had to cancel plans to make their own smartphones on their network because they knew it would be an instafail after the word got out about how crappy their network is due to that 2.5 GHz band.
25. gwuhua1984 posted on 24 Jan 2013, 14:29 1 0
I like the sound of this... let's hope this happen soon!