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Google rolling out Instant Tethering for Nexus and Pixel devices via Play Services 10.2

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Google Play Services v10.2 to Introduce an ‘Instant Tethering’ FeatureWhile many people complain that OEMs are slow to push out big official updates to Android, Google is able to roll out the latest version of Google Play Services to over 90% of the active user base.
We’ve just learned that Google is in the process of rolling out a new update of Google Play Services at this very moment.
Updates to Google Play Services doesn’t change the core UI of Android, and it doesn’t add in new APIs for developers to utilize.
This update likely adds in other fixes and optimizations as well, but Andreas Proschofsky has uploaded a screenshot of the new Instant Tethering feature that they were able to discover once they received the update.
It seems the Instant Tethering feature is a server side switch though, and Google will be testing this on a small percentage of Pixel and Nexus devices which are running Android 7.1.1 Nougat at first.

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Google rolling out Instant Tethering for Nexus and Pixel devices via Play Services 10.2

Google is rolling out a new update to its Play Services with version 10.2, which bundles a nifty feature called Instant Tethering.
Instant Tethering is easier than sharing connectivity through Wi-Fi hotspot.
To check whether you have got the Instant Tethering feature on your device, go to Settings and then check from the Google menu.
Instant Tethering shows the battery level of the connected device.
Instant Tethering should be listed there.
Google rolling out Instant Tethering for Nexus and Pixel devices via Play Services 10.2

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Google Play Services Introduces New ‘Instant Tethering’ Feature

Google Play Services Introduces New ‘Instant Tethering’ Feature

As discovered by the folks at Android Police, it seems that with Google Play Services 10.2, Google has introduced a new feature called “Instant tethering” to Android.
That being said, Android Police notes that this is a server side enabled feature so even if you have Google Play Services 10.2, you might not necessarily see it.
However sometimes setting up a WiFi hotspot can be a bit finicky but not to worry as Google seems to have a solution.
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Also they point out that the feature is being enabled on Nexus and Pixel devices running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, so perhaps that’s a requirement as well.

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