Google Fi Stories May 7

[Update: Nope] Pixel 3a w/ trial Google Fi service might be the I/O 2019 giveaway

For I/O, Google has a long track record of giveaways that help the developers in attendance take advantage of all the announcements. For the past two years, the Assistant focus was accompanied by Home devices. For I/O 2019, the Pixel 3a is likely the giveaway.

Google Fi last month celebrated its fourth anniversary with 50% off the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, while iOS users this week gained visual voicemail. The Google MVNO is now dealing with customers financing their Fi purchases being charged the full price of a phone.

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Google Fi Stories May 2

Last November, Google’s MVNO dropped the “Project” status and added support for many more phones. Google Fi is available on iPhones, but with limitations that require you to tweak some settings for MMS and no support for voicemail in the native Phone client. An update to the Google Fi app today adds visual voicemail to iOS.

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Google Fi Stories April 25

Ahead of Android Q’s release later this year, many of Google’s apps are preparing dark modes to provide a uniform experience when using the operating system. The latest is Fi — hot off its 4th birthday Pixel 3 deal — and Google Calendar for Android.

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Google Fi Stories April 22

Project Fi launched on April 22, 2015 with the Nexus 6 being the first device to support the Google MVNO. All subsequent Nexus and Pixel phones have worked on the cellular service, with Designed for Fi devices from third-party OEMs launching in 2017. To celebrate its 4th anniversary, a Fi birthday Pixel 3 deal discounts the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL by 50% off.

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Google Fi Stories April 17

Back in February, Google Fi dropped the Pixel 2 XL, but added the Moto G7 in March. Over the past few days, the MVNO online store has stopped selling the Android One Moto X4, and LG’s G7 and V35 ThinQ.

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