Google Nexus 2016 phones are probably the most anticipated phones right now, but the search engine giant wants to make things even better before these two phones come into play in the coming weeks.
According to the latest report, Google will be updating the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and any other Nexus phone with a feature that helps users save their cellular data. Dubbed Wi-Fi Assistant, the Project-Fi certified feature allows all Nexus phones connect to millions of free and open Wi-Fi hotspots automatically. In the process, the phone will switch from using your cellular data into using the free Wi-Fi hotspot, hence cutting down on data usage while at the same time optimizing data speeds on your phone.
Before this update, this feature has remained exclusive to devices using Project Fi cell service, however, the process will still allow the best connection available to be used rather than merely connecting to a hotspot just so as to save you some data. If you own a Google Nexus 6P, a Nexus 5X or even a Nexus 6 and live in any of Canada, the UK, Mexico, the U.S. and Nordic countries, this is the time to save more on data usage.
To locate the Wi-Fi Assistant on your Google Nexus 6P phone, head over to the Android Settings app and hit the Google>Networking options to turn the feature on and off. A small key will show up in the upper corner of your phone when the Wi-Fi Assistant feature is enabled and connected. If you don’t want to be connected via the chosen free Wi-Fi network, head to the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X Wi-Fi settings, press and hold the network you don’t want and “forget” it.
With the launch of Google Nexus 2016 phones, Marlin and Sailfish, Google is also expected to include the support for this Wi-Fi Assistant feature. Google Marlin is said to be the successor to Huawei Nexus 6P while Sailfish will succeed the LG Nexus 5X. HTC is reportedly making both phones, which should be unveiled this coming month.