Connecting the Dots: Android’s Device Linking Feature – All the Juicy Details

A few days back we told you that Google is planning to launch the ‘Link Your Devices’ feature for Android devices. Today, we are here to tell you the latest details on the functionality of this feature.

As we all know Google is developing a functionality named “Link Your Devices,” designed to empower Android users to effortlessly link their devices. This innovative feature will enable users to seamlessly transition calls between devices and efficiently share internet connectivity across their devices.

Within the Link Your Devices capability, there exists a choice that activates the smartphone’s hotspot capability. This empowers connected devices to reach the internet while also providing additional controls for refining the sharing of internet connectivity across these devices.

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The Inside Story on Android’s Upcoming Device Linking Feature

Back then, our insights were limited to the ability to transfer calls between devices and an array of undisclosed functionalities for sharing the internet. Presently, a window is opening into those enigmatic choices, revealing more about what they entail.

Imagine an “Instant Hotspot” trait that empowers your interconnected devices to activate your phone’s hotspot feature whenever they require internet access. This could seamlessly cooperate with an “Internet Sharing” alternative, facilitating Chromebooks and other gadgets logged into your Google account to mutually share Internet connections.

Thanks to the “Auto Wi-Fi Sharing” switch, devices can establish connections effortlessly, eliminating the need to input a password every time.

With security in mind, an alternative called “Randomized Name & Password” would shield the instant hotspot from being detected by other devices as they interlink. Many of these features require Bluetooth to be turned on and each device must have you signed into your Google account.

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While Apple receives accolades for its AirDrop & Continuity Camera functions, Google has garnered a reputation for being relatively gradual in broadening its cross-device sharing capabilities. Nevertheless, glimpses of the latter have been observed in Android’s development, and Google’s “Nearby Share” is gradually evolving into a legitimate contender to rival AirDrop.

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