Google this week began rolling out a feature called Wi-Fi Assistant---previously a Project Fi exclusive---to all users of Nexus handsets in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. This feature works similarly to Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10.
Recent Nexus 6P Stories
On Wednesday, Apple is going to announce the iPhone 7, and I'm going to spend the day on Twitter skewering them and their terrible marketing as they so richly deserve. But before this time of great frivolity, it is perhaps worth remembering and examining why the iPhone matters quite a bit.
I've been paying exorbitant phone, text, and data fees when traveling internationally, and I've long dreamed of a day when I could simply use my smart phone outside the U.S. with no fear of these extra charges. Thanks to Project Fi, that day has arrived.
Google's Project Fi is a near-perfect reinvention of what a wireless carrier can and should be, a great service with reasonable and fully transparent pricing. The one major issue is that it only works with a small selection of Nexus handsets and devices.
For the past five months I've divided most of my small screen time between the iPhone 6S Plus the Nexus 6P. And Google's latest flagship can stand tall: Here, truly, is an Android handset that can take on the best that Cupertino has to offer.
Google is temporarily offering a great deal on its superior Nexus 5X smart phone and Project Fi wireless service, offering hundreds of dollars in savings when you buy both.
A week ago, I wrote about my very early experiences using the Nexus 6P smart phone with Google's Project Fi mobile connectivity solution. Here's a quick update to both.
Back in April, Google announced Project Fi, an innovative and inexpensive new approach to smart phone connectivity. But now access to Fi has been expanded to better devices like the Nexus 6P and 5X, I decided to give it a shot.