Google Sponsors Free Public WiFi For Androids


WiFi connections are great when you can find them. After all, they often offer decent speed, and can present a more stable connection than you might get from your provider’s cellular network. Android users will now be able to take advantage of a whole lot of WiFi hotspots for free, thanks to a new promotional campaign announced today.

The WiFi is served-up though Boingo Wireless, available at 4,000-some hotspots across the US. Those include major airports, malls, restaurants, hotels, and more. While Google’s sponsoring the venture through Google Play, so of course Android phones are supported, you can also use the free WiFi with your laptop. The only devices that are specifically forbidden are non-Android smartphones and tablets; sorry, iPhone users.

The only thing we’re not big fans of is the limited nature of this offer, only running through the end of the month; that’s just not very much time to take advantage of it. Free WiFi for six months or so would have been nice, but we suppose we shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

You can locate Boingo hotspots through the company’s website or by using its app.

Source: Boingo
Via: Android Central

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!