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Android Oreo 8.1 Shows Network Speed for Wi-Fi Before Connecting

OreoGoogle 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.

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.

Ashok Udhayanhttps://www.techtolead.com
Ashok Udhayan is the Founder and Chief Editor at TechToLead. He is a Software Engineer by education and a Blogger by Passion. He loves latest technologies, Gadgets, Android and anything related to tech.

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