Though all US carriers now provide Android telephones on their cabinets, T-Cellular has a definite place in Android historical past. It’s the service to really put its religion within the still-nascent smartphone platform with the T-Cellular G1, a.ok.a the HTC Dream. Now it’s renewing that shut ties not simply with Android however with Google’s whole ecosystem by betting on among the tech large’s providers, even on the expense of one in every of its personal.
Like lots of its rivals, T-Cellular has launched a few of its personal providers, notably in the case of video-on-demand and video streaming. In reality, its Reside, Reside+, and Reside Zone have been introduced simply final October. It’s maybe a present of its dedication to its stronger relationship with Google that it’s winding these down in favor of a single YouTube TV expertise.
The announcement of a stronger partnership between the service and Google additionally means extra apps and providers being pre-installed and supplied on Android telephones. That features, for instance, a Google One cloud storage subscription that additionally serves as a safe backup for the units.
T-Cellular can be making the quite daring transfer to make Android Messages the default messaging app on all its Android units. That does, nonetheless, additionally include help for Wealthy Communication Companies or RCS, the SMS successor that Google has been attempting to push within the trade. That, after all, requires service help and this transfer is just about an enormous present of that help for the know-how.
Whereas it does have a variety of Android telephones underneath its community, the partnership may even see T-Cellular pushing Pixel units extra strongly. That may cowl each gross sales and helps of Google’s self-designed telephones which the latter most likely hopes will assist increase the Pixel’s profile and gross sales within the nation. This not solely means that T-Cellular shall be carrying extra than simply the Pixel 4a (5G) however that much more Pixel units shall be coming quickly as effectively.