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[Deal Alert] NETGEAR’s Orbi home 3-pack WiFi system is just $319.99 ($80 off) for Amazon’s Deal of the Day

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Having WiFi coverage troubles in your large house? If so, you may want to check out a home WiFi system like the NETGEAR Orbi. The three-pack model of the Orbi is now down to $319.99, which is $80 off its $399.99 MSRP, as part of Amazon's Deal of the Day.

The Orbi three-pack comprises of a WiFi router and 2 wall plug "satellites." This particular kit boasts up to 5000 square feet of coverage, making it perfect for more sizable homes.

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[Deal Alert] NETGEAR's Orbi home 3-pack WiFi system is just $319.99 ($80 off) for Amazon's Deal of the Day was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Asus Lyra mesh WiFi system is available today for $399.99

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Remember the days when you would just have one router? How did we ever survive? Today's home WiFi systems come with mutliple access points connected in a mesh network for better coverage and throughput. Google has Google Wifi, Linksys has Velop, and there are many more. Today, Asus' new Lyra mesh networking system is available for purchase. It's a bit more spendy than some of the competition, though.

A three-pack of Asus Lyra routers will cost you $399.99.

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Asus Lyra mesh WiFi system is available today for $399.99 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Facebook expands in-app WiFi finder globally

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Cellular data is all well and good when it works, but maybe you're in an area with spotty coverage, or perhaps you are traveling in a foreign country. That's when you need some WiFi, and now Facebook would like to help you find it. The "Find WiFi" feature that was being tested in a few countries is now rolling out globally.

You will see the Find WiFi option under your More tab in the Facebook app.

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Facebook expands in-app WiFi finder globally was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now available in France and Germany] Google Wifi may be coming to France on Monday

Monday, June 26th, 2017

It isn't officially announced, but earlier today Google posted a teaser GIF about upcoming product availability on their French Google+ page. The meaning of the image wasn't entirely clear since it's just an animation of some buildings growing out of the ground, as a bubble in the center reflects waves around.

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[Update: Now available in France and Germany] Google Wifi may be coming to France on Monday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Wifi may be coming to France on Monday

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

It isn't officially announced, but earlier today Google posted a teaser GIF about upcoming product availability on their French Google+ page. The meaning of the image wasn't entirely clear since it's just an animation of some buildings growing out of the ground, as a bubble in the center reflects waves around. However, since the filename was "Google Wifi #3.gif," I don't think it's too much of a stretch to make a guess.

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Google Wifi may be coming to France on Monday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Eero announces second generation home WiFi system, including the cordless Eero Beacon

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Eero was among the first companies to usher in a new wave of mesh WiFi systems. The startup's goal was clear: Introduce easy to set up and incredibly powerful WiFi across homes that suffer from poor signal. The three-pack of attractive white routers wasn't cheap but performed commendably, and the companion Android app also won many plaudits. After numerous OTA updates improving the service, as well as the release of performance doubling TrueMesh software, Eero is now refreshing its hardware offering with not one but two new devices.

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Eero announces second generation home WiFi system, including the cordless Eero Beacon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Android app for ASUS’ upcoming Lyra mesh Wi-Fi network system is already available

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Everyone's getting into the mesh Wi-Fi business these days. Google Wifi was released last year, Samsung is working on a mesh router, and a hanful of other products from Netgear, Linksys, Ubiquiti, and others are on the market. Now ASUS is preparing to launch its own mesh network system, called 'Lyra,' and the Android control application is already live on the Play Store.

The short product page for the Lyra doesn't reveal too many technical details, but the feature set sounds similar to the Google Wifi.

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The Android app for ASUS' upcoming Lyra mesh Wi-Fi network system is already available was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O feature spotlight: You can automatically enable WiFi near trusted networks, and it now works in DP2

Friday, May 19th, 2017

The Android beta program gives us a chance to see the latest features of Android, some of which don't actually work yet. That was the case when the first developer preview came out with an option to automatically switch WiFi on when you get near a trusted network. The toggle was non-functional in the first dev preview, but it works in DP2.

This option is available in Network and internet > WiFi > WiFi Preferences.

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Android O feature spotlight: You can automatically enable WiFi near trusted networks, and it now works in DP2 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google expected to discontinue YouTube Accelerator to focus on deploying WiFi networks

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Google announced an interesting product last year called YouTube Accelerator that aimed to do away with buffering by caching YouTube videos on local networks. Accelerator initially launched in a handful of locations in the Philippines, but now Google is rumored to be dropping Accelerator. Instead, it's just going to work on rolling out faster WiFi in public spaces as part of the Google Station program.

This news comes by way of The Information, which spoke to someone associated with the project.

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Google expected to discontinue YouTube Accelerator to focus on deploying WiFi networks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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