With the replace to Android eight.1 Oreo, Google is introducing a brand new function that reveals the velocity of Wi-Fi networks earlier than connecting. This data can show extraordinarily useful when looking for out public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Public Wi-Fi hotspots are all the time a giant thriller by way of velocity. Is it price attempting to attach your smartphone to the hotspot, or is the community too gradual anyway? If there are a number of networks to select from, you must strive all of them to search out out which is the quickest and has the strongest sign. With Android eight.1 Oreo, the trial and error strategy is a factor of the previous. Even earlier than you hook up with a public Wi-Fi community together with your smartphone, you’ll see the energy and velocity of the community. The Wi-Fi image within the community record reveals the sign energy: the fuller the icon, the stronger the sign. Beneath the community identify, Google additionally shows the next 4 velocity ranges:
- Sluggish: If you need to use Wi-Fi calling, you can also make telephone calls and ship texts.
- OK: You’ll be able to learn webpages, use social media, and stream music.
- Quick: You’ll be able to stream most movies.
- Very Quick: You’ll be able to stream very high-quality movies.
In fact, this function works solely on public, unsecured networks. If a Wi-Fi community is protected with a password, Android solely shows a lock as an icon, as a result of the velocity of the community cannot be decided.
Public Wi-Fi might be spotty. For the primary time, #AndroidOreo eight.1 permits you to take out the guesswork & see the velocity of networks earlier than you hit join. Rolling out now: https://t.co/lSzvCFgNk7 pic.twitter.com/60EmoPxUX4
— Android (@Android)
22. Januar 2018
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