55 Facts About Google Fi

1. Google Fi will support 5G in the near future via Sprint.

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2. Google Fi offers free data-only SIM cards to use your data on additional devices.

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3. Google Fi offers the same free international texting as T-Mobile but handles international data roaming a bit differently.

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4. Google Fi will charge taxes and fees on top of this $80.

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5. Google Fi says in total, they are on track to have one billion devices out in the wild with Google Assistant integration by the end of the month —and with Assistant Connect, that number could be even higher.

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6. Google Fi has superior search and maps, but Alexa is intrinsically tied to the largest online retailer in the world.

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7. Google Fi says in total, they are on track to have one billion devices out in the wild with Google Assistant integration by the end of the month —and with Assistant Connect, that number could be even higher.

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8. Google Fi is trying to get as many third party manufacturers and services involved with Google Assistant as possible.

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9. Google Fi is offering direct discounts on the Google Fi Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL.

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10. The next morning, Google Fi named the man in an email it sent people who had subscribed to "what's trending in New Zealand".

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11. Google Fi has worked with the United States Department of Defense on drone software through the 2017 "Project Maven" that could be used to improve the accuracy of drone strikes.

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12. In 2013, Google Fi ranked 5th in lobbying spending, up from 213th in 2003.

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13. In November 2017, Google Fi bought 536 megawatts of wind power.

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14. In 2007, Google Fi launched a project centered on developing renewable energy, titled the "Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal" project.

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15. In 2017, Google Fi channeled $22.7 billion from the Netherlands to Bermuda to reduce its tax bill.

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16. In 2008, Google Fi announced its "project 10100" which accepted ideas for how to help the community and then allowed Google users to vote on their favorites.

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17. In May 2015, Google Fi announced its intention to create its own campus in Hyderabad, India.

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18. In November 2013, Google Fi announced plans for a new London headquarter, a notable 1 million square foot office able to accommodate 4,500 employees.

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19. In June 2017, Google Fi launched "We Wear Culture", a searchable archive of 3,000 years of global fashion.

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20. In May 2017, Google Fi added "Family Groups" to several of its services.

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21. In July 2015 Google Fi released DeepDream, an image recognition software capable of creating psychedelic images using a convolutional neural network.

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22. In 2013, Google Fi launched Google Fi Shopping Express, a delivery service initially available only in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

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23. In May 2011, Google Fi announced Google Fi Wallet, a mobile application for wireless payments.

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24. Google Fi launched its Google Fi News service in 2002, an automated service which summarizes news articles from various websites.

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25. In September 2016, Google Fi began its Google Fi Station initiative, a project for public Wi-Fi at railway stations in India.

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26. In June 2014, Google Fi announced Google Fi Cardboard, a simple cardboard viewer that lets user place their smartphone in a special front compartment to view virtual reality media.

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27. In July 2013, Google Fi introduced the Chromecast dongle, that allows users to stream content from their smartphones to televisions.

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28. Late in 2006, Google Fi began to sell Custom Search Business Edition, providing customers with an advertising-free window into Google.

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29. In May 2017, Google Fi enabled a new "Personal" tab in Google Search, letting users search for content in their Google accounts' various services, including email messages from Gmail and photos from Google Photos.

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30. On July 21, 2010, in response to Bing, Google Fi updated its image search to display a streaming sequence of thumbnails that enlarge when pointed at.

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31. In February 2003, Google Fi stopped showing the advertisements of Oceana, a non-profit organization protesting a major cruise ship's sewage treatment practices.

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32. In 2007, Google Fi launched "AdSense for Mobile", taking advantage of the emerging mobile advertising market.

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33. Google Fi became Alphabet's leading subsidiary, and will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet's Internet interests.

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34. On December 6, 2017, Google Fi made its first investment in India and picked up a significant minority stake in hyper-local concierge and delivery player Dunzo.

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35. Google Fi retained all but 2000 of Motorola's patents and entered into cross-licensing deals.

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36. On January 26, 2014, Google Fi announced it had agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies, a privately held artificial intelligence company from London.

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37. In June 2013, Google Fi acquired Waze, a $966 million deal.

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38. In 2008, Google Fi developed a partnership with GeoEye to launch a satellite providing Google with high-resolution imagery for Google Earth.

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39. In 2001, Google Fi acquired Deja News, the operators of a large archive of materials from Usenet.

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40. Google Fi revealed that the entire Google Fi codebase, which spans every single service it develops, consists of over 2 billion lines of code.

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41. In September 2015, Google Fi engineering manager Rachel Potvin revealed details about Google's software code at an engineering conference.

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42. In November 2018, Google Fi announced its plan to expand its New York City office to a capacity of 12,000 employees.

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43. In 2001, Google Fi received a patent for its PageRank mechanism.

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44. Google Fi began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

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45. Google Fi has experimented with becoming an Internet carrier.

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46. Google Fi has built on that trend with its top-notch, dynamic-range camera.

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47. On November 28, 2018, Google Fi rebranded Project Fi as Google Fi and added support for more phones, including iPhones.

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48. Google Fi is an MVNO telecommunications service by Google that provides telephone calls, SMS, and mobile broadband using cellular networks and Wi-Fi.

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49. Google Fi is said to be more affordable than any of the major carriers.

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50. Google Fi is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which means that instead of just using one of the "big four" carriers, it automatically jumps between several cellular networks depending on which has better service.

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51. Google Fi is available for multiple Android devices as well as Apple iPhones running iOS.

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52. Google Fi now officially supports most Android devices and iPhones.

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53. Google Fi switches your phone connection between Sprint's, T-Mobile's and US Cellular's networks depending on what's available.

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54. Google Fi is coming to iPhones, according to the reports, but the service is said to be in beta.

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55. Google Fi was announced exclusively for the Nexus 6 smartphone on April 22, 2015, with support for Sprint and T-Mobile.

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