Google's 'Project Fi' app leak

14 April 2015

There's been mutterings of Google's plans to go toe-to-toe with the mobile carriers, and rumours suggest that there's going to be some kind of announcement in 2015.

Well, there's been a leak which has unveiled some details about the service.

It looks like it'll initially be a US-only thing, but Google have got form for rolling these things worldwide if the Americans take them up. One thing that Project Fi looks like it'll be doing is only charging users based on data they actually consume and credit unused data at the end of the month.


These details came from a Tycho app that was included in an unofficial build for the Nexus 6.

You don't need to worry about the Tycho app itself, as it isn't that great compared to anything else. However, the app does seem to let users do more, including being able to request a new number, activate the service, start a transfer request and close/resume your account from within the app. Not earth-shattering, but useful.

Anyway, the news is the leak of Project Fi, and it looks like Google are going after heavy data users. It seems you'll be able to switch from one device to another to carry over your Project Fi connection and number.

Google will presumably make money from adverts and using your data for whatever nefarious things they're into. Mobile carriers might be getting squeaky bums at the prospect of all this.

TOPICS:   Mobile   Technology

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