Just under a month ago, here at LXA we did echo of the arrival of Mozilla VPN. That option was competitively priced, but those who pay for a VPN tend to choose other alternatives. They also recently released the stable version of Proton VPN with user interface for Linux, and this only makes one thing clear: there is interest and a market. As if there were not few options, for a few hours it has also been available Google OneVPN, but accessing this service will not be with the usual mode.
As we see in the capture, taken from this link, the small print says «VPN included in plans of 2TB or more in some countries«. Therefore, we will not be able to contract the VPN independently; you have to hire Google One, and not only that, at least 2TB of storage must be contracted. And one more thing: right now, only Android users can use Google One VPN, and they must activate the service from the Google One app.
Google One VPN arrives, but for now only to Android
Google says that it is already working on a version for iOS, the one for macOS and the one for Windows, but they are not yet available. Android users who have contracted 2TB of Google One will be able to access their VPN at no extra cost, but keep in mind that those 2TB have a price of € 9,99 / month or € 99.9 / year.
Therefore, we could say that this VPN is "free", or at least it is for these users who need a lot of storage. It's always been said that free VPNs aren't the best or the safest, and Google promises that its VPN will always go at maximum speed they can offer. So here we have to assess other things, such as whether Google is trusted and what it is going to do with our browsing data.