Google confirmed this week that it is planning to offer its own wireless service, but if you don’t have one of the company’s Nexus 6 phones, it looks like you can forget about using that service.
Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, this week, Google’s head of Android, Sundar Pichai, said that the company is planning on entering the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) space in the United States. What he didn’t say was which devices would work on the network.
According to the Wall Street Journal, there’s one catch to the plan: it will only work on the Nexus 6 phone.
“The service, designed to switch among Wi-Fi and cellular networks, will initially be available only on the latest Nexus 6 smartphone designed by Google and made by Motorola Mobility,” the Wall Street Journal wrote, citing two sources. “One of the people said the service won’t work with older Nexus devices, such as LG Electronics‘ Nexus 5.”
Google did not immediately respond to a VentureBeat request for comment.