Nowadays, Google seems to be present almost everywhere. The latest reports indicate that the search engine giant is planning to join the mobile industry soon. Wait, but they’re already there, with Android, their mobile operating system… Yes, but this time, they’re ready to launch their own cellular phone service.
Yo, AT&T and Verizon, check this out!
According to Android Police, Google is in advanced talks with Sprint and T-Mobile, two names from the Top 5 carriers in the U.S. to become a mobile virtual network operator, using their infrastructure.
To be more specific, Google will use the carriers’ networks in order to provide services and as a MVNO, they will offer non-contract plans, being a competitor for other carriers with the same offer, like Virgin Mobile, for example. It will also be the perfect chance to sell even more Nexus devices, by subsidizing them.
The service is currently known as Nova, but Google didn’t made any details public until now. Still, the above mentioned source mentions that it will be based on Hangouts. Also, Google’s plans could offer unlimited data, which is nothing but good news.
Which network will be the chosen one?
We’re very curious about the type of network Google will use, since T-Mobile is a GSM carrier, while Sprint is CDMA. If a personal opinion is allowed, we’d say T-Mobile, since Sprint already has a similar network, the above mentioned Virgin Mobile.
And if you’re wondering what the best part of this move would be, we have an answer. Android-powered handsets’ price could go down, giving Google control over their distribution and software. But again, it’s just a supposition, so let’s wait until any of the three companies implied in this makes an announcement.