Google has unveiled its latest venture called Project Fi. It offers a new way to experience wireless connectivity with mobile devices.
If the Nexus program is to hardware, then the Project Fi is to wireless service and software. By teaming up with wireless carriers, Google offers features such as making calls and texts through Wi-Fi and transitioning to a mobile connection if the Wi-Fi coverage begins to deteriorate. The transition happens seamlessly that users need not worry about interruptions in their conversations as the device switches between Wi-Fi and mobile networks. With Project Fi, you can have one phone number and use it for several devices, including tablets and laptops. Users only need to pay $20 a month for the basic features and $10 per GB of cellular data.
The Project Fi is limited to the US, but we’re hoping it expands to other countries as well. Invitations and more information are available at fi.google.com.