Google VPN spotted in Android Lollipop 5.1

The latest Android build on Nexus 6 has been found to include traces of Google's own VPN service, which might be coming soon.

Back in January, it was reported that Google was in talks with Sprint and T-Mobile to launch an MVNO service, which the company confirmed recently. Now, the latest buzz is that Google might provide VPN access to Android users who connect to public WiFi networks.

A report from Pocketables revealed that the latest build of Android, which was released for the Nexus 6 came with a new Google Connectivity Services app. After tinkering around with the device, the site's editor managed to launch the actual application, which was utilizing the services package. On successful launch the app showed up the "Google VPN" alert.

According to this alert message, Google VPN is supposed to protect the users when connecting to a public WiFi network. However, at the moment the service is non-existent and is probably an app that was pushed into the final build before time.

With the amount of information we already have about Google's wireless network plans for its Nexus users, it is quite possible that this service might also be one of the benefits of getting a Nexus device, but we can only know if the company gives more details regarding it.

Source: Pocketables | Image via Pocketables

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