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.