On Android smartphones will soon appear a new feature (Instant Tethering), which automatically turns the device into a wireless access point for the “distribution” of the Internet. As reported by website Android Police, citing Austrian journalist Andreas Proschowsky, such a possibility is included in the latest version of Google Play services (10.2).
Instant Tethering itself includes tethering in the OS, saving its owner from having to configure the hotspot manually. If the user logged in under the same Google account on different devices, it will be able to make all of them automatically connected (for example, when lost Wi-Fi) to the phone acting as modem and router.
according to Android Police, this feature is only available on devices of the Nexus series and the Pixel with the version of Android is not lower than 7.1.1 (Nougat). Smart phones such as the Pixel XL can freely “distribute” the Internet, however, the tablet Nexus 9 and Pixel C — only connect to the created hotspot.
As expected, in the future Instant Tethering will appear on other devices.
Source: Android Police