Google plans to launch a wireless network soon — but it won’t be a rival to AT&T or Verizon. Instead, Google’s Sundar Pichai has said it’ll be a small-scale effort to test new technology that lets phones seamlessly transition from WiFi to 4G LTE.
How small scale? Well, it’s not clear what geographic markets the service will be available in or how smartphone users will be able to sign up for plans… but according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the network will only support a single smartphone model at launch: Google’s Nexus 6.
- WSJ: Google’s WiFi + cellular mobile network will only work with the Nexus 6
The newspaper’s sources say the service could roll out by the end of March, although it might take a little longer than that. [WSJ]
- Report: 100,000 people have signed up for Sling TV
It’s been about a month since Sling Media launched its live TV-over-the-internet service. So how’s it doing? Not bad… according to at least one report. [Recode]
- HTC One M9 Plus with a bigger camera, higher-res display on the way?
This model allegedly has a 5.2 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a MediaTek or Qualcomm processor, and a big camera with dual LED flash bulbs. [Phone Arena]
- Windows Phone devices are finally getting Bluetooth keyboard support with WP 8.1 Update 2
Looks like you may not have to wait for Windows 10. [@maryjofoley]
- Japan’s Mouse Computer introduces a Windows PC-on-a-stick
The little computer features an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB to 64GB of storage, Windows 8.1 with Bing, and a starting price of about $164. [PC Watch]
- Dell Venue cradle hits the FCC
Want a desktop cradle for your Dell Venue tablet? Looks like one is on the way. [FCC]
- Chrome OS device with an Intel Braswell processor is under development
It’s too early to say if this specific device will be a Chromebook, a Chromebox, or just a test board that won’t actually turn into a real product that you can buy. But it seems pretty clear that companies are at considering using Intel’s next-gen low-power chips for next-gen Chrome OS hardware. [François Beaufort]