Android 8.1 Now Shows Users the Speed of Wi-Fi Connections
The option to see the speed rating for a Wi-Fi connection has been finally added by Google into Android 8.1, but it’s not rolling out to everyone at once.
A feature called WiFi Speed Labels was revealed by Google a while back for Android 8.1, but not much information was disclosed until now. It turns out that it’s a much more exciting option than you might think, although it’s still rough around the edges.
The idea is to provide users a way to know how good a particular open Wi-Fi connection is, at least regarding bandwidth. It’s nice to know that you can watch Netflix before trying fruitlessly to do so.
Such a small feature, such a big impact
WiFi Speed Labels is one of those options that you don’t actually know you need them until you have them. And then you will want that option present, no matter the phone that you’re getting. Since this is rolling out with Android 8.1, it means that it will be a while until it reaches any other device that’s… (read more)
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