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[Update: Delayed for Fi users] Here’s when Google plans to shut down Hangouts for all users

Google on Thursday provided an update for users who still rely on Hangouts to chat with friends and family. The search giant said in the first half of 2021, Hangouts users will be migrated to a free version of Google Chat — the Slack and Discord competitor currently available to enterprise users. Google will automatically migrate...

Google Fi will soon stop activating phones that don’t support VoLTE on T-Mobile

Google Fi, launched back in 2015, is an MVNO telecom service by Google, providing calls, SMS, and data services through networks operated by T-Mobile and US Cellular in the USA. If you’re a Google Fi customer with a phone that doesn’t support Voice over LTE (VoLTE) feature, your phone might lose access to cell service...

Google Assistant and Google Fi get new family management tools in time for the holidays

Your holidays will probably look a lot different this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But just because your plans are different doesn’t mean they have to be hard. To help keep parents sane over the holidays, Google has introduced new management tools for Google Assistant and Google Fi. Many of the new Google Assistant functions...

Google Fi’s $15/mo phone subscription program gets you a Pixel 4a, device protection, and biyearly phone upgrades

Google Fi has launched a phone subscription program that aims to make upgrading to a new device easier than ever. Subscribers today can get the Google Pixel 4a and device protection for $15 per month over a 24-month period. After that, subscribers will own the device and are free to upgrade to a new Pixel...

Google Fi unveils its 5G coverage map and starts selling Samsung’s latest 5G phones

It was a big day when Google Fi, previously called Project Fi, opened up support for more devices, including those from Apple, OnePlus, and Samsung. A few years later, and the service is expanding even more by introducing support for Samsung’s latest 5G phones, including the Galaxy Note 20. The full lineup of newly certified "Designed...

Google Voice and Google Fi can finally be used on the same account

Google Voice is one of the company's oldest services and it has changed a lot over the years. It started as a simple web-based phone service, but smartphones allowed it to become much more advanced. Last year, Google began decoupling Voice from its other phone service, Google Fi. That separation is now complete and the...

Get $100 off the Moto G Power or Moto G Stylus from Google Fi

Carriers will use any opportunity to offer tantalizing deals and Google Fi is no different. In honor of recent graduates and Father's Day coming up, Google Fi is offering $100 off the Moto G Power or Moto G Stylus. The deal is available to new and existing customers. The Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus...

Google Messages prepares end-to-end encryption for RCS, Google Fi integration, manual cloud restores

Earlier today, our friends at AndroidPolice got their hands on Google Messages 6.2.031 and uploaded it to APKMirror. Our friend Quinny899 notified us that this APK is actually a dogfood build, meaning it was not supposed to be released to the public. Sometimes, these dogfood builds have a lot of interesting code for features that are...

Google Fi brings Wi-Fi calling to more phones, adds spam call warnings

One of Google Fi's big focuses over the last year has been bringing more devices into the fold. This time last year, Google Fi rebranded and expanded to support phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and more. Devices that aren't "Designed for Fi" miss out on some features, such as network switching, but now Google is bringing...

Google Fi’s new Dual Connect technology uses dual SIMs for seamless network switching, starting with the Pixel 4

Yesterday, through an APK teardown, we discovered that Google is working on using dual SIMs to speed up network switching on Google Fi. Turns out we let the cat out of the bag a little early. Less than 24 hours later, Google has made that functionality official. The feature is called "Dual Connect" and it's...

Google Fi v20 hints at using dual SIMs to speed up network switching

If you're not familiar with Google Fi, it's Google's own MVNO carrier. While most MVNOs rely on the network of one larger carrier, Google Fi is different in that is uses three: Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Compatible phones are able to intelligently switch between those networks depending on coverage. The Google Fi v20 APK...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Fi app is testing a dark theme for Android 10

Earlier today, Google announced a new plan for its MVNO, Google Fi. The new Unlimited plan is similar in structure to plans you'll find on other carriers, but the added benefits of Google One membership, intelligent roaming between Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular, and international coverage make this plan a really good deal. Before today's...