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[News] Android Oreo 8.1: Allows You To See Speeds of Public Wi-Fi Networks!

2018-01-24 07:04:08
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Hello Mi Fans,
Android Oreo was a solid upgrade from Nougat, but Google is still rolling out the features for the popular mobile OS. With the update of Android 8.1 Oreo, Google is introducing a new feature that shows the speed of the Wi-Fi network before connecting. This information can prove extremely helpful when seeking out public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are always a big mystery in terms of speed. Is it worth trying to connect your smartphone to the hotspot, or is the network too slow anyway? If there are several networks to choose from, you have to try all of them to find out which is the fastest and has the strongest signal. With Android 8.1 Oreo, the trial and error approach is a thing of the past. Even before you connect to a public Wi-Fi network with your smartphone, you'll be able to see the strength and speed of the network. The Wi-Fi symbol in the network list shows the signal strength: the fuller the icon, the stronger the signal.

Public Wi-Fi can be spotty. For the first time, #AndroidOreo 8.1 lets you take out the guesswork & see the speed of networks before you hit connect. Rolling out now:  - @Google

Below the network name, Google also displays the following four-speed levels:

  • Slow: If you can use Wi-Fi calling, you can make phone calls and send texts.
  • OK: You can read web pages, use social media, and stream music.
  • Fast: You can stream most videos.
  • Very Fast: You can stream very high-quality videos.

The feature will not work with private WiFi networks (so don’t worry about strangers scoping out your neighborhood for the fastest connections), only public ones. And if you want to turn the feature off, just go to Settings  Network & Internet  Wi-Fi  Wi-Fi Preferences  Advanced  Network rating provider  None.

It’s not exactly a speed test rating, but it should make the job of deciding between networks a bit easier. The feature was announced in December and is finally starting to roll out to 8.1 users this week. this feature works only on the public, unsecured networks. If a Wi-Fi network is protected with a password, Android only displays a lock as an icon, because the speed of the network can't be determined.

Do you think this Android 8.1 Oreo feature is helpful, or not? Tell us in the comments!
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Master Bunny

Vizard | from Mi A1


It will be vey usefull , great information.
2018-01-24 07:11:10

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SHUBHANK RAJAK | from Redmi Note 3


nice feature and well explained bro !!
2018-01-24 07:12:04
Thanks for sharing bro :)
2018-01-24 07:13:15

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meetgour | from Redmi Y1


Very Informative !!
2018-01-24 07:13:43

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Subhash_Deshmukh | from Redmi Note 4


Thnx For sharing ☺️
2018-01-24 07:18:28

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1751715129 | from Redmi 4


send me oreo
2018-01-24 07:22:12

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Akash Sharma 14 | from Redmi Note 3


Pehle sabhi phones pe nougat ka update to kar lo
2018-01-24 09:35:37

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BASS 1677669903 | from Redmi Note 4


Thanks for sharing...
2018-01-24 09:36:20

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Jay Katalkar | from Mi A1


very much helpful
2018-01-24 14:57:50

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Ashoks | from Redmi 3S


Nice Information
2018-01-24 21:52:08
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