Google Rolling Out ‘Instant Tethering’ Feature As Part Of Google Play Services 10.2 For Android
Google is currently in the process of rolling out the latest version of Play Services, namely 10.2, to all Android devices. As usual, there’s nothing you need to do Play Services updates automatically in the background. Once you get this version, you may also receive a neat new function called Instant Tethering.
Instant Tethering basically links up devices connected to your Google account, making it easier to stay online if your wireless connection drops. In other words, if one of your connected devices loses its connection, it can ask you proactively if you want to tether your device, and you can do so without the need for any extra setup.
According to the report, the feature will first roll out to Nexus and Pixel devices running Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Instant Tethering feature, once available, should be listed in Google settings.