Project Fi could be renamed Google Fi, gets a new redesigned logo
While nothing has been made official yet by Google but it seems that the company is planning to rename its Project Fi wireless service to Google Fi. The news comes via Reddit where a user has shared a photo of phamplet which he got along with his new Google Pixel phone.
The phamplet reads Google Fi branding instead of Project Fi. The design of the logo has also been changed to four colours from three. The logo is followed by a kicker that reads, "Project Fi is a plan from Google that uses SIM free set up." This is the line text that is seen on the Project Fi pamphlet also.
Project Fi is a wireless network connectivity offered by Google. The company has partnered with Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular in the US to provide service. Currently only these phone support the network- LG V35 ThinQ, LG G7 ThinQ, Moto G6, Android One Moto X4, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6. Google in January had added India also into list of the countries to be covered in Project Fi. The US service was started in 2015.
Google has multiple projects under works related to internet connectivity and how to connect more people to it. As part of its Project Loon, the company in July had announced it would deploy Loon internet balloons as over the skies in Kenya. The company said it has partnered with Kenyan telecom company Telkom Kenya to help take internet connection in rural and sub-urban areas in the country.
Loon Air balloons are powered by an on-board solar panel to deliver 4G internet connectivity in regions with no connectivity or low population density. These internet balloons are deployed nearly 60,000 feet above the sea level.