Need to catch up on news after that heavy load of MWC content? Today we have news about Google’s wireless services, Galaxy S6 pre-sales and even some leaked prices.
Rumors of Google’s plans to become a wireless carrier have been inundating the internet this week. It’s said this new project will offer great deals and a bloatware-free experience. For now this is all rumors, though, and the latest murmur says there will be a catch for using this service… a pretty big catch.
“People familiar with the matter” tell The Wall Street Journal this service will be launching by the end of March, but you won’t have much freedom to choose whatever devices you wish. Apparently it will only work with Google’s own Nexus 6.
Opinion: That is a very limited selection, and it’s important to note the Nexus 6 is not exactly for everyone. This device is huge, so not everyone will be joining Google’s MVNO… and that is pretty much what Google wants. Sundar Pichai stated they don’t want to become a large carrier, and limiting phone availability may help with that.
Did you love the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge? We had some good time with them at MWC, and it may be time to make your decision soon. If you are set on getting one of these two, you will be glad to hear Verizon has announced pre-order dates for both devices.
Verizon took it to Twitter to let us know Samsung’s latest flagships will be available for pre-order on April 1st.
Opinion: Let’s just hope this is not some kind of elaborate April Fool’s joke.
— Verizon Wireless (@VZWnews) March 6, 2015
MWC introduced us to some awesome devices. Among the most popular are the HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. We covered them thoroughly at the show floor, but we were all left with one question once the doors to the convention center closed. How much are these things worth?!
HTC and Samsung wouldn’t spill the beans, but we know have an idea of these devices’ prices thanks to some contests HTC and T-Mobile are running. Companies often have to specify how much prizes are worth, for legal reasons. This is exactly what happened here.
HTC states the HTC One M9 has a value of around $599, while T-Mobile is saying the Samsung Galaxy S6 is worth around $699.
Opinion: No surprises there, really. Those seem like reasonable high-end prices, and they go in line with how much previous generations have been priced at.