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Sundar Pichai: Google has carrier plans, but think Nexus-scale

Sundar Pichai: Google has carrier plans, but think Nexus-scale

Google will indeed light up its own MVNO network in the coming months, SVP Sundar Pichai has confirmed, but it's more like the Nexus of wireless than a strike at AT&T and Verizon. Rumors of Google-controlled wireless cellular service have circulated for some years, surfacing again in January with speculation of a direct-to-user network which the search giant would use to test out new mobile tech. According to Pichai, while there is indeed some truth in the Google MVNO chatter, it's not quite the same as a play for the market as a whole.

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Google Carrier? It’s about time!

Google Carrier? It’s about time!

After years of speculation, rumor, and chatter from Google itself, it would appear that the company is preparing itself to be its own mobile carrier. This would mean that, if you purchase a Nexus 6, for example, from Google, you could potentially also be paying Google for the data you use on the device, with data being served by the same towers as serve T-Mobile USA. This service could be appearing through Google's newly separated Google Store online as early as this month, announced as early as this afternoon.

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Google’s Project Fi: what we do (and don’t) know

Google’s Project Fi: what we do (and don’t) know

With news breaking that Google is likely working on some sort of MVNO service for Nexus handsets, we’ve got as many new questions as we had old curiosities. Is Google sidestepping carriers and bringing a network direct to customers? Yes and no. While ‘Project Fi’ definitely tells us Google has something going on, we don’t get a lot of the gritty details. We won’t until Google wants us to know about it, either. Still, we wonder if this might just be the coolest thing to come from Google I/O this year.

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Google in talks with overseas mobile networks to eliminate international roaming

Google in talks with overseas mobile networks to eliminate international roaming

According to new report, Google is said to be involved in negotiations with a number of overseas mobile networks, including the owner of the UK's Three, to allow US subscribers to make calls at domestic rates while traveling. While Google has yet to launch its own much discussed network in the US, the elimination of traditional international roaming fees would certainly be one feature to separate themselves from the existing mobile giants. The only company named in the report is Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa, which has networks in a number of countries other than the UK.

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Google’s MVNO vision reported to only see the Nexus 6

Google’s MVNO vision reported to only see the Nexus 6

When Google's Sundar Pichai drew associations between it's planned cellular service and the Nexus program, we didn't quite expect him to mean it literally. But that might just be the case based on reports coming from sources close to the matter. According to them, that MVNO network will only work with Google's Nexus devices. In fact, it might even only work on the latest generations, starting with the Nexus 6 and leaving older devices to survive on their own with regular mobile carriers.

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Are there two Nexus devices coming this Fall from Google?

Are there two Nexus devices coming this Fall from Google?

There is a lot of discussion about Apple’s two new iPhones, where we are almost certainly getting a 4.7-inch screen, then a 5.5-inch model later on. There is another hotly anticipated product lineup coming out this Fall, though, in Google’s Nexus. We’ve heard a bit about the Motorola Shamu being the new Nexus, but could you handle two Nexus smartphones?

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Google Maps Pokemon Challenge complete: spoilers show all 151

Google Maps Pokemon Challenge complete: spoilers show all 151

In one of the most addictive April Fools’ Day jokes we’ve seen in recent memory, Google released the Google Maps Pokemon Challenge this week. In this challenge, users are asked to search through the Google Maps app for iOS or Android to find Pokemon, capturing them with a tap. As each of these Pokemon appeared in the same location for each individual user, a crowd-sourced list was compiled.

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Chromebook Pixel marks first Google I/O 2013 developer gift

Chromebook Pixel marks first Google I/O 2013 developer gift

This week the folks at Google have begun their traditional giving away of a series of devices with the Chromebook Pixel. This device is the highest-definition display-toting notebook on the market running Chrome, and it works with a touchscreen interface to round-off its abilities as Google's choice for "best notebook in the world." This system is the same unit SlashGear reviewed earlier this year.

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Nexus is the tonic to Apple and Microsoft greed says Google exec

Nexus is the tonic to Apple and Microsoft greed says Google exec

Google's Nexus program is a push back against Apple and Microsoft greed, an Android exec has argued, describing Motorola Mobility as a way to "disarm" attacks on the OS rather than segue into hardware. "There are players in the industry who were unhappy about more competitive pricing for the consumers" John Lagerling, director of Android business development, told Bits, pointing to the relatively affordable Nexus 4 as an example of how Google is shaking up the smartphone and tablet space, and relying on Motorola for patent ammunition should the search giant get called out in court.

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Galaxy Nexus sales frozen: Google promises imminent fix

Galaxy Nexus sales frozen: Google promises imminent fix

Google has pulled the Galaxy Nexus from its official Play store, no longer offering the unlocked, HSPA+ version of the Samsung smartphone after Apple convinced a judge to preserve its preliminary injunction. As of this morning, the Galaxy Nexus listing shows the handset as "coming soon" with a sign-up box for notifications; exactly when it will go on sale is unclear, though some suggestions indicate a workaround might mean that happens sooner rather than later and Google has promised it will hit shelves again sometime next week.

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