Android 8.1 Oreo will now show Wi-Fi network speeds before you connect them

By : |January 23, 2018 0

Within a few weeks of rolling out the stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo, Google has started adding a range of features to the operating system. Google adds a new feature to Android 8.1 which will update users with information regarding the speed levels of public or open Wi-Fi networks.

Google has separated Wi-Fi speeds into four categories-

a. Slow(0-1mbps): If you can use Wi-Fi calling, you can make phone calls and send texts.

b. OK(1-5mbps): You can read web pages, use social media and stream music.

c. Fast(5-20mbps): You can stream most videos.

d. Very Fast(20mbps+): You can stream high-quality videos.

This new Android 8.1 feature will basically help users quickly connect to Public Wi-Fi and save a lot of time. Users also have the option to manually switch on and off the feature. In case you don’t want to see the new feature just head to your device’s Settings app, go to Network & Internet, and then Wi-Fi. Look up Wi-Fi Preferences, and then go to Advanced settings. There you would see an option which says ‘Network rating provider’, just choose that to be None.

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