Google will launch its own mobile network, in the United States at least, after Android chief Sundar Pichai confirmed rumours of the tech giant's plans at Mobile World Congress (MWC).
As expected, it won’t be a standalone service, rather an MVNO, much like Tesco Mobile and giffgaff here in the UK.
However, Pichai suggested that the network wouldn’t be your average mobile provider.
He said it was more along the lines of Google’s Nexus handsets and would be an experimental platform that would tie in with its Google Fiber broadband programme across the pond.
Word is it’ll allow seamless switching from Wi–Fi to 4G, essentially supplementing the broadband service Google already offers.
It’s not yet clear whether users will be able to pay Google a monthly fee for a mobile contract.
Pichai also revealed plans for Android Pay, a new mobile payments service that will work alongside the company’s existing Google Wallet system.