Google has launched a new feature via Google Play Services 10.2 that will make it easier to use the mobile hotspot on your mobile devices.
The latest update comes with ‘Instant Tethering’, which simplifies the hotspot setup process, often a tedious task.
Instant Tethering essentially links up all the devices associated with your Google account, which means if one loses connection, you’ll immediately be asked if you want to connect to another nearby device with internet access
Hmmm is this feature a great or don’t suprise you at all.
The feature uses Bluetooth to find your other nearby devices and means you’ll be prompted to reconnect to a new device if you lose connection.
As long as you’ve got a fairly generous data plan, it should make staying online when there’s no Wi-Fi around much simpler.
Instant Tethering is launching for Nexus and Pixel devices running Android Nougat 7.1.1 first.
What’s more, the Nexus 9 and Pixel C are apparently only supported as clients, so they’ll be able to connect to your compatible phone, and this will work even on Marshmallow.
According to a ‘Googler’, the Pixel XL will work as the hotspot but two phones can also connect to each other with the new feature if one loses connection