Tired of bending to the will of wireless carriers, Google reportedly wants to sell more contract-free Android phones directly to consumers.

The phones would be part of Google’s “Nexus” line, built in cooperation with phone makers like Samsung, HTC and Motorola, according to the Wall Street Journal’s unnamed sources. Google would then sell the phones unlocked and contract-free through its website, or through some retailers. To get cell service, users would then have to buy a SIM card from a wireless carrier.

Currently, Google doesn’t have much say in the development of Android phones. Google builds the operating system and licenses the use of its Google Play Store and apps such as Gmail, but phone makers and wireless carriers are free to tweak the software.

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Usually, they modify the interface so a Samsung Android phone doesn’t act quite…

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