Google may be primarily known for things like Android and Pixel line-up of smartphones, but the California-based technology major s portfolio includes a diverse array of products and services. One of them is Project Fi, its cellular network that s available in the United States. Google is essentially a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), which means it utilizes the infrastructure of existing cellular operators to provide wireless services. Also Read - OnePlus Nord N200 to get just one Android OS update but 3 years of maintenance patchesAlso Read - Samsung Odyssey G3, Odyssey G5, Odyssey G7 gaming monitors launched: Details here
Launched in 2015, Project Fi is (and always has been) compatible with only a handful of smartphones. Some of the current devices that work with the network include LG G7 ThinQ, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Moto X4, and Moto G6. However, it seems that list is about to get bigger. Also Read - iPhone 12 Mini reaches end of production already, say rumours
According a report by The Verge, Project Fi will add support for Apple s iPhones, as well as recent smartphones from Samsung and OnePlus, as early as this week. Also, other devices from LG and Motorola (Google s existing partners for Project Fi) will get support for the cellular service.
The report further notes that the service s support for iPhones is currently in beta stage, so users may initially encounter some bugs and issues with the service when using it on Apple s smartphones.
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Project Fi utilizes the wireless network infrastructure of T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular. Like most Mobile Virtual Network Operators, the highlight of Google’s Project Fi is its plans, which offer unlimited texts and calls at $20 per month. Cellular data is much more expensive though, and costs $10 per GB until the limit of 6GB is reached.