Google is rolling out the latest update in Google Play Services with 10.2 version, to all android devices. As usual, Google Play Services will update in the background, your device will receive an update of new hunk option called “Instant Tethering”.
About Instant Tethering:
Here is all about instant tethering, Say if you have a phone and tablet, both are connected to the same google account. You’re browsing the internet on a tablet using Wifi network access at your home. All of a Sudden, your Wifi network’s goes down and get disconnected from the internet. Next, if your tablet has instant tethering ON, then you will receive the following message on the tablet:
Again, If you tap on connected option, your tablet will get disconnected from Wifi. Besides, your tablet will get connect to cellular data, start a mobile hotspot and your tablet to connect to it automatically. In conclusion, your tablet will get connected to smartphone’s data plan in one go.
Here, in the following explains to turn on tethering option from your android phone:
But, it is still not available for android users. Soon, Google will do provide its server-side switch in order to enable it. Although, this feature is also a slow roll out by Google. Therefore, Instant Tethering is rolling out first only for Android Nougat 7.1.1 devices such as Nexus and Pixel. The Nexus 9 and Pixel C are only supported as a client. So, they can connect to your compatible phone, and this will work even on Marshmallow.
For this reason, data sharing over the common google account will become easy and efficient. But, only if connected to same google account. Also, the battery of phone also gets displayed with which it is connected. This will help users in staying connected with internet.