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Google App to Provide Automatic Log-Ins Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

Excerpt from Droid Life

Feb 21, 2014 8:00 am

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There aren’t a lot of details yet about what Google is up to, but the prospective app surely sounds like a convenience for people on the go. Then again, would users have to be Google+ members to participate and would their privacy be protected? The devil will be in the details, as they say.

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Google is reportedly working on an app to provide automatic log-ins to Wi-Fi hotspots. Pictured, a Virgin American passenger takes advantage of the onboard Internet. Virgin America


The rise of WiFi hotspots around public places that your daily travels takes you to is definitely a good thing. What is annoying about the trend, is that each hotspot requires you to sign into their hub once you step in range.

This process can be accomplished quickly, but sometimes drags out into minutes of loading screens that takes up all of the time you had to quickly check your phone. Google feels our first world problems and is reportedly working on an automated solution for us.

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