Google Wireless will launch with only one device supported, can you guess what it is?

Google Wireless will launch with only one device supported, can you guess what it is?
Google's Senior Vice President for the Android and Chrome divisions, Sundar Pichai, officially announced at MWC 2015 that Goolge is interested in becoming a wireless operator (MVNO), just as rumors previously suggested. Google isn't planning on taking traditional carriers like AT&T and Verizon head-on, however, and instead claims that its intentions have nothing but innovation at heart. 

A new report, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, seems to confirm as much, for we're told that for the time being, only one single device on the market will work with Google Wireless – the Motorola Nexus 6. 

Google Wireless will make use of both T-Mobile's and Sprint's networks to offer calls and data to potential customers, with a (hopefully) seamless hand-off between Wi-Fi and cellular towers. The idea here is obviously to increase the quality of the service, and to keep costs down by using the aforementioned carriers' infrastructure as little as possible. To deliver a quality service while juggling between these two protocols, Google reportedly needed a "close coordination" between software and hardware, making the Nexus 6 the perfect pick.

Any Nexus 6 owners intrigued by Google's proposition so far?

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is great but many people will find the phone too big. They should offer the Nexus 5 as well.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This really is great. I think someone should make a list of all compatible hardware. Just another reason to get a Nexus 6. I kind of wonder what the cost of the service will be?

3. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It's probably good idea to launch such service with small group of users first. There will be issues (may be lot of issues) in multi-carrier, wifi-cell network handoff, dropped packets etc. Google is doing right thing...optimize service before mass launch...if that ever happens ;)

5. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

It's the phone the one unavailable. .

6. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Off-contract Nexus 5 owner here; I'd be kicking the tires if/when Google expands to support the entire Nexus line.

7. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Nexus 6 owner here. If they have better deals than T mobile I'm surely switching service.

8. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Not that I have either but they should expand it to include the Nexus 5 as well.

9. thegodfather

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Republic wireless customer here I have the Moto X I love it I love their services. 25 bucks a month unlimited everything, find that hard to believe they can't beat that plus the Nexus 6 is 600 plus dollars which is way out of my price range I got the Moto X for half the price when it was brand new. Since they're using the same technology a problem I hope they can cut the price of the nexus in half it will be an older phone by then and maybe it will be more price friendly. Republic sales their service for $25 a month google has to match it in my opinion they have the power to do it I hope they do it I want them to do it. I'll jump on Google Wireless the first day but I'm not paying $650 for phone I want project ara and google Wireless and bring Google Fiber to Old Saybrook Connecticut anda then I will be happy. I'm tired of comcast I'm tired of AT&T and Verizon we're behind in technology and google leading the future I can't wait

11. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

A coworker just bought a Moto X gen 2 on Republic Wireless which runs on the Sprint Spark network and WiFi and he has been raving about how good the service is. Google will surely make the service appealing.

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

tis tis tis. I useally approve of google moves. but this no way.

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