Google’s Project Fi to support mid-range devices too
Google had announced Google project Fi back in 2015. In case you don’t know, the Project Fi is a one service platform by Google which works as an MVNO – Mobile Virtual Network Operator. It provides phone calls, messaging and data service by utilizing both Wi-fi and Cellular network. Currently, there are only a few carried supported like Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Three, etc. in 135 countries.
The Project Fi was initially; launched only for Google Nexus smartphones and later supported by Pixel and Pixel XL devices. So the ones with these top tier devices could only use Project Fi. There is no other smartphone out there supporting Project Fi right now. But the latest tweet from Project Fi official Twitter handle reveals that the Google is currently working o with some of their ally OEMs to bring a mid-range smartphone which could support Project Fi. It is not clear whether the Hardware support is must for the Project Fi to run, but it seems so seeing their words. There is no announcement regarding taking the Project Fi to existing devices. There must be a rollout or official support package for devices eventually. Now, Google is making a phone be supported with Project Fi, which would be announced very soon.
We hear you loud and clear. Keep an eye out for a new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price from one of our partners later this year. https://t.co/74U3bq16pa
— Project Fi (@projectfi) June 29, 2017
From Wikipedia, “Project Fi automatically switches between networks depending on signal strength and speed. It automatically connects to Wi-Fi hotspots with data encryption through an automatic VPN. Phone calls seamlessly transition between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. With all networks combined, Project Fi covers more than 135+ places around the world.” The pricing rate for Project Fi is around $20 per month which will provide data and calls for an unlimited amount.