What you need to know
- Google is working on a new subscription service to "address users' mobile needs end-to-end."
- The service, which will apparently be called Pixel Pass, is going to be similar to Apple One.
- Users will be able to get a Pixel 6 with an extended warranty, Google One, Play Pass, and YouTube Premium services for a single monthly fee.
Google is working on a new subscription service that will let users get a Pixel 6 along with access to some of the search giant's best services, according to a new leak from YouTuber M. Brandon Lee.
Pixel Pass: This appears to be a blend of the iPhone upgrade plan where you can get a new phone every year and the Apple One Subscription.
Contains YouTube Premium, Google One, Play Pass, extended warranty, and is associated with Google Fi.#pixel6 #teampixel pic.twitter.com/iU7VTc16vSPixel Pass: This appears to be a blend of the iPhone upgrade plan where you can get a new phone every year and the Apple One Subscription.
Contains YouTube Premium, Google One, Play Pass, extended warranty, and is associated with Google Fi.#pixel6 #teampixel pic.twitter.com/iU7VTc16vS— M. Brandon Lee | THIS IS TECH TODAY (@thisistechtoday) October 10, 2021October 10, 2021
The subscription service, which will apparently be called "Pixel Pass," is said to be a "mobile-focused subscription bundle" that will get users a Pixel 6 phone with the promise of regular upgrades, an extended device warranty, network coverage from Google Fi, and access to first-party services such as Google, Play Pass, YouTube Premium.
Users will be able to sign up for a Pixel Pass subscription by purchasing a new Pixel 6 through Google Fi or Google Store. Unfortunately, however, there's no word yet on how much the subscription will cost. It also remains unclear if Pixel Pass will be limited to the U.S. at launch.
Aside from the Pixel Pass subscription, Brandon has also accessed marketing materials that reveal the official color names for both the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The standard Pixel 6 will be available in Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, and Stormy Black options. Google's Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, will be offered in Sorta Sunny, Cloudy White, and Stormy Black.
As confirmed by a huge new leak recently, the Pixel 6 series phones will be powered by Google's Tensor chipset, which is said to offer 80% faster performance than the Snapdragon 765G inside the Pixel 5. It will also have a custom image processor and a new Titan M2 security chip.
Google's answer to the best Android phones of 2021 are set to debut at its fall launch event on October 19.
Google needs to up their physical fitness game and put some much needed work into it. Pixel pass is not worth it because it doesn’t offer much. Especially if it’s linked to Google Fi.
All USA stuff,this will never be available in the UK.....that aside it all sounds expensive.
First question, what does it cost? I generally avoid subscriptions because I don't think they give me enough value for the money. Another site had an article saying you need to pass a credit check. WTF. Admittedly there are not many of us cash preferred, pay in full types left, but if I need to borrow money to buy it, I don't buy it. And if I don't need to borrow the money to buy it, why do they need to see if I have good enough credit first? This is insulting enough when it is for a car, but for a phone? Give me a break.
Definitely looks like it will be financed through synchrony. The tweet above in #2/3 talks about financing.
Being tied to Fi will be a killer for many. That is one nice thing about the Apple One, it's not tied to a carrier.
Additional subscriptions make sense if the original product is mediocre and lacks everything you need for the amount of money you paid for it.
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