Google's Project Fi could soon support OnePlus, Samsung, and iPhones

Google's Project Fi could soon support OnePlus, Samsung, and iPhones
Even though Google-backed Project Fi has been around for over three years, the MVNO has never been widely available to consumers due to the limited number of devices that are supported. But according to Droid Life, which spotted a BGR article before it was swiftly taken down, Project Fi is about to expand its reach significantly.

According to the information, Google’s mobile service will be increasing its range of supported Android devices later on this week to include offerings from the likes of Samsung and OnePlus, in addition to extra models from LG and Motorola. In a rather unexpected move, though, it seems Google is finally willing to open up its service to Apple’s range of iPhone devices, although the exact models that will be compatible remain to be seen.

From the look of things, this information stems from a broken embargo, so an official announcement on the matter is likely just days away. If true, it could be accompanied by a slight rebrand – it was recently reported that Google Fi will replace the current Project Fi name.

Although the expanded compatibility will please those interested in the service, it’s claimed that the “full Project Fi experience” is limited to devices sold through the official store. The details of this remain unclear at the moment but it does suggest that not all compatible devices will be able to switch seamlessly between the T-Mobile and Sprint networks and Wi-Fi.

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4 Comments

1. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Let's not forget US Cellular as part of that Carrier mix, small as they are.

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 2029; Member since: May 04, 2015

They should open it up for all Android phones. Though it can still be activated on an approved phone first.

3. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If they do that, this might be more of a possibility for me.

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2029; Member since: May 04, 2015

It's a possibility for every android phone as long as the sim is first enabled in an eligible phone.

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