The hottest feature in Android 8.1 Oreo introduces speed labels for community Wi-Fi networks.
Google has enabled a new feature in Android 8.1 Oreo that lets you see how fast a community Wi-Fi network is just before you hook up to it. Formerly, all you could see was the sign strength indicator, so you had to manually hook up to a network to gauge its speed. With the speed labels now in put, you can now get that data with out obtaining to hook up to a community Wi-Fi network.
Community Wi-Fi can be spotty. For the initially time, #AndroidOreo 8.1 lets you consider out the guesswork & see the speed of networks just before you hit hook up. Rolling out now: https://t.co/lSzvCFgNk7 pic.twitter.com/60EmoPxUX4
— Android (@Android) January 22, 2018
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If you are on a mobile phone operating Android 8.1, you ought to be able to see the speed of community Wi-Fi networks in your vicinity along with their sign strength. The labels are damaged down into four categories, as noted under:
- Slow: If you can use Wi-Fi calling, you can make mobile phone phone calls and send texts ( – 1 Mbps)
- Alright: You can study webpages, use social media, and stream music (1 Mbps – 5 Mbps)
- Quickly: You can stream most movies (5 Mbps – 20 Mbps)
- Quite Quickly: You can stream extremely high-high-quality movies (20 Mbps+)
The feature unquestionably comes in helpful as it normally takes the guesswork out of connecting to community networks. That said, it does not get the job done with Wi-Fi networks that are shielded by a password. If you you should not want to use the feature, you can convert it off by heading to **Configurations -> Network & Online -> Wi-Fi -> Wi-Fi choices -> State-of-the-art -> Network rating provider -> None*.