‘Google VPN’ in-built Hidden Service spotted in Android 5.1

Good news for all Android Lollipop-ers! Google appears to be secretly working on a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, dubbed ‘Google VPN’.

The news is still not confirmed, but the folks at Pocketables discovered an interesting hidden app called “Google Connectivity Services” under “All Apps” in the app manager, while digging through settings and apps after installing the latest version, Android 5.1 Lollipop on a Nexus 6 phone.

After clicking on the created shortcut, the app greeted with a pop-up message that reads, “Google VPN: To help protect you on open Wi-Fi networks, your data will be transmitted securely through a Google VPN.”

The pop-up also has the “learn more” and “got it” options. However, since Google VPN feature is currently not in a functional state, you get redirected to a support page from Google if you click on “learn more” option.

But if you click on the “got it” option, you are taken to the regular VPN connection request window, where you are asked if you would like the Wi-Fi assistant to set-up a VPN connection “that allows it to monitor network traffic.”

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