google fiMany have heard the rumors that Google could be planning on launching their own carrier services and now thanks to the folks at Android Police, a teardown in a leaked APK for the Nexus 6’s firmware has revealed some additional details about the upcoming service from Google, which last we checked was supposed to be “coming soon”.


According to Android Police, the app in question is called Tycho which seems to be some kind of account management app that is similar to ones used by other carriers. However within the app itself there are features such as the ability to activate the service or request for a new number within the app itself.

Some possible data plans that Google plans to offer has also been revealed, for example the plans for now appear to be structured as per gigabyte. Google also appears to be allowing rollover data to be carried over to the next month, and exceeding your data cap means that users will have to purchase more data at the same cost.

It also seems that users will be able to switch between handsets easily while keeping the same line. This means that if you change to a new phone that uses a different SIM card or if you lose your handset, you will be activate it pretty easily without having to go through the hassle of contacting your carrier and so on. The APK teardown has also confirmed the ability to switch between T-Mobile or Sprint’s service for cellular data, depending on which provides better service.

Take all of this with a grain of salt for now but given Android Police’s history and reputation, there is a chance we could be looking at the real thing. It should also be noted that it is possible that these features could be subject to change upon their official launch, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for additional information when it surfaces.

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