Google's Mobile Network Experiment May be a Nexus Exclusive

By Gary Cutlack on at

Rumours regarding Google's planned mobile phone network suggest it could end up being a Nexus exclusive, with sources saying you could need a Google-brand device to use the service.

According to the WSJ, the future Google MVNO would work "only on the Nexus 6," meaning potential users would need to spend nearly £500 on the phone before even thinking about Google's calling or data plans. Sprint and T-Mobile are apparently open to letting Google resell their networks in the US, for what would be a small-scale test of a system that, according to Google, would seamlessly combine mobile coverage and Wi-Fi to ensure you're always within ad server range. [WSJ via Engadget]