Google has started rolling out the Android Oreo officially from December 2017. The company is working on various new features on the latest Android operating system. In addition to that, a new feature for Wi-Fi was added in the latest update. Google has confirmed the new feature in a tweet. According to Google, the new feature will display the network speed of Wi-Fi networks before connecting to them.
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: https://t.co/lSzvCFgNk7 pic.twitter.com/60EmoPxUX4
— Android (@Android) January 22, 2018
Under Wi-Fi section, we usually see the Wi-Fi networks available nearby along with the signal strength in the Wi-Fi icon. Now, you will also be able to see the Wi-Fi speed on each network below the network name. The speed will be shown as Slow or OK or Fast or Very Fast.
Google has differentiated the Wi-Fi Network Speed under the below four categories.
- 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.
If you don’t want to see network speed, it can be disabled under Wi-Fi preferences settings. Android Oreo users, do wait for the official OTA update on your device to have the latest feature.