How do you think Google might fare if they were to become their own carrier? Imagine if you they were their own network, it would mean that they get to bring in more revenue, and for Android users this also means that if you sign to Google’s network you won’t need to wait for carrier approval before your updates are pushed out.
As it turns out there is a possibility of that happening. This comes from a report from The Information (via The Verge) who claims that Google is currently working on turning themselves into a carrier. Now they won’t be a full-fledged carrier unlike AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile, but rather they will be a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) who will be purchasing from both Sprint and T-Mobile.
The project has been given the codename “Nova” and has been in the works since last fall, with some Google employees having already tested it. It is said to be led by Google executive Nick Fox and could possibly see a launch later this year, so an announcement at Google I/O might not be surprising.
The reports also claim that Google might try and get creative in terms of plan pricing and are experimenting with “communications apps”, although we’re not sure what that might entail, but Google Voice at the moment could be a taste of what’s to come. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? Would you be willing to sign up with Google for your next carrier plan?