Google To Bring Wi-Fi Assistant To All Nexus Phones

In the coming weeks, Google is going to add a new data saving pack for the owners of its Nexus smartphones, known as Wi-Fi Assistant. The feature would allow you to let your device connect automatically to the millions of open and free Wi-Fi hotspots, in an effort to lower down the data use and optimize the data speeds. Earlier, this feature was exclusively available to Google Project Fi cell service. However, it will not be available broadly to all Nexus phone owners in the US, Mexico, Canada, UK and Nordic countries.
 
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Google in its official blog states,
 
“Keep your connection speed high and your data bill low with Wi-Fi Assistant, a feature that allows you to automatically and securely connect to more than a million, free open Wi-Fi hotspots. Originally a Project Fi exclusive feature, we are now expanding Wi-Fi Assistant to all Nexus users in the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK and Nordic countries. This will roll out to users over the next few weeks.”
 
In order to find Wi-Fi Assistant, all you need to do is go to Android Settings app, click Google, click Network and from there, you will be able to toggle the feature on and off. However, if your phone is connected via Wi-Fi Assistant, you will notice a small key in the upper corner of your device. The icon is quite identical to Android’s Virtual private network (VPN) icon; however, in this case, it will go on to indicate a connection to the free Wi-Fi network. If you do not want to connect to that particular network, all you need to do is tap “forget” by pressing and holding on the network name in the Wi-Fi settings panel.