Google is launching its own mobile carrier service, codenamed “Nova,” according to a report by The Information.
The service is expected to operate on T-Mobile and Sprint’s wireless networks, and is aimed at lowering prices and improving the user experience with mobile carriers. The report also notes Google is developing new communication apps to go along with the service.
The move would essentially allow Google to control all aspects of its users’ mobile experience, from software and hardware to the networks the devices run on.
While Google itself would not comment, according to the report, the company has been working on the project since last fall, and may be launching the service as soon as this year.
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