Google has redesigned Wifi controls with the list of connected devices seeing the big upgrade, as part of the Home app Public Preview….!!
While surfing on the Wi-Fi page, tapping the Devices tile, which is now the only place that notes a total count, opens an entirely new page. The Devices list is no longer a tab within the Network page shared by “Internet Speed” and “Points.” (That’s now “Network performance” instead of “Network history.”)
“Sort by” at the top-left corner opens a sheet that defaults to “Real-time” as “Total Mbps” appears the opposite. The ability to see 1 day, 7 days and 30 days also be available with Google Home now noting the precise date range. Compared to before, there’s a dedicated “Connection Strength” option that’s “updated every 5 seconds” and uses a three-bar Wi-Fi indicator:
- 1: Weak or Unknown connection
- 2: Ok connection
- 3: Great connection
Although you lose the quick Pause action from the main list each device is now housed in a card. Selecting one takes you to a redesigned Device information page. You’re able to rename, pause, and prioritize a device. The latter gets a new 2-hour increment to join 1, 4, and 8, while you also get a countdown once set.
Then with the ability to run tests at the bottom, you get device info and speed. Google has moved device usage graphs to a new page where functionality is unchanged. It’s prioritizing device information over those graphs.
Various Material You elements features have seen this Wifi device list redesigned with version 220.127.116.11 of the Google Home app. For those enrolled in the Public Preview, we’re seeing it on both Android and iOS. Hope you like the content.
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