Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
WiFi Connection Manager Given Massive Overhaul with New Algorithm
One month ago, we talked about an innovative battery-saving app by XDA Recognized Developer bartito called WiFi Connection Manager. For those who don’t remember, this app worked by disabling WiFi when out of range and setting a predefined interval between WiFi network checks. This allows you to keep WiFi enabled when out and about, without having to worry about network search-related battery drain.
While the old version of WiFi Connection Manager worked very well, bartito that felt it could still be improved. As such, he has given it a substantial overhaul to version 2. So what’s new in version 2.0.55? Quite a bit, actually. For starters, the entire application has been rewritten. In addition, the connection algorithm has seen a major overhaul. While the previous version would only use WiFi network availability and the predefined interval to determine whether WiFi should be enabled, version 2 now also monitors which cell tower you are connected to and creates a statistical map for the possibility of establishing a WiFi connection based on your current location.
The application is free, but offers some additional paid/pro features. But as a demonstration of his generosity, bartito has made all of the pro features available for free to members of the XDA community. Head over to the application thread to download the latest version!
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