Google Play Services is currently rolling out a new feature that was never spoken of before unlike most features that we hear rumours of way before they actually come out. The mobile hotspot on your phone can be very useful, in some cases a life saver when you really need it but it can be a bit tedious to set it up. Some Android users have gotten a new feature called Instant Tethering with Google Play Services 10.2. Continue reading “Google is pushing out a new ‘Instant Tethering’ feature via Google Play Services”
At yesterday’s “Google For India” conference, the Internet giant that just turned 18-years old announced a slew of initiatives for the Indian users. Interestingly, Google didn’t mention anything about the Play Music in India at the event yesterday, but has silently made the service live.
Play Music for India is little more than a cross-platform store at this point: There are charts listing the top songs and albums, as well as one for new releases.
Nearby is actually a set of APIs that are available to developers to implement in apps. Nearby uses three different signals to determine when two devices are close enough to connect—Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and audio. The Wi-Fi component doesn’t actually connect two devices directly over Wi-Fi, but it does compare the list of Wi-Fi access points each device can see. If the list is close or both devices are on the same access point, that’s a good sign they’re very close to each other in the real world.