Google’s Free Airport WiFi Is A Nexus One Promo In Disguise
January 08, 2010 at 16:33 PM EST
Over the last few months Google has been very generously offering free Wi-Fi to travelers at dozens of airports across the country as a sign of holiday cheer. Now it's becoming clear that their motivations are not purely benevolent: we're getting multiple reports that when you log into Google's free Wi-Fi service at some airports, you're immediately forwared to Google.com/Phone , Google's new mobile webstore that now sells the Nexus One . Well played, Google. Well played. This is yet another example of the unconventional marketing blitz that Google has ready for its first phone, which also includes a prominent ad on Google's famously spartan homepage.