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Chrome OS Instant Tethering now available for more Chromebooks and non-Pixel smartphones

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Back in 2017, Google had introduced a feature called Instant Tethering, which was initially made available for Pixel and Nexus users only. Now, the company has added the Instant Tethering feature to 31 Android smartphone and 15 Chromebooks. The feature is already supported by Google Pixelbook and Pixel Slate.Instant Tethering available for Pixel and Nexus users Here is the list of Chromebook that supports Instant Tethering

  • Acer Chromebook 13
  • Acer Chromebook 14
  • Acer Chromebook 15
  • Acer Chromebook R11
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 13
  • ASUS Chromebook C423
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C302
  • Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14
  • HP Chromebook x2
  • HP Chromebook 11 G5
  • HP Chromebook x360 14
  • Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630
  • Samsung Chromebook 3
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 LTE

Android Devices supported

  • HTC U11, U11+, U12+
  • Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X
  • LG G7 ThinQ, V30, V30+, V30S ThinQ, V30S ThinQ, V35 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ
  • Moto Z, Z2 Force, Z3
  • OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, 6T
  • Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Active, S7 Edge, Note 8, S8, S8+, S9, S9+, Note 9

The feature, Instant Tethering is now part of Chrome OS 71 “Better Together” initiative. This is pretty useful for people who own/work with an Android phone and Chromebook combo. To use this feature, users need to go to Settings->Google-> Instant Tethering. On Taping ‘Provide data connection’ will initiate the host device, and tapping ‘Get data connection’ prepares the receiving device. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi must remain ON throughout the process.

You can automatically share a cellular data connection between devices via Wi-Fi when they’re signed into the same Google Account. Instant Tethering feature also comes with an auto shutdown function which will automatically switch off the tethering after 10 minutes of the inactive state. With this feature, Google is completely trying to eradicate the manual on/off or entering the WiFi credentials. Google is planning to extend this to other smartphones in the coming days.

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