Android 15 features: Instant Hotspot not coming to Samsung Galaxy devices

Instant Hotspot serves as a tool to allow an Android tablet or Chromebook connect to a smartphone's hotspot network
An undated image of Android logo. — Unsplash
An undated image of Android logo. — Unsplash

We've been encountering reports claiming the furnishing which Google is committing for the Android 15 update it's expected to roll out later this year. 

In the same manner as that of previous Android operating system updates, the upcoming one is too, reportedly, packed with features aimed at enhancing user experience.

A pessimistic development has been highlighted in a recent report, suggesting that Instant Hotspot, a feature in Android 15, won't be offered on Samsung Galaxy devices.

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Being a freshly developed feature, the Instant Hotspot serves as a tool to allow an Android tablet or Chromebook connect to a smartphone's hotspot network.

If you too often use an Android tablet or a Chromebook without Wi-Fi with your phone in you pocket with its Hotspot turned on, a pop-up will ask whether you would like to use your phone's hotspot network. With an easy instruction-based process, you can exploit the feature.

Sounds familiar? If so, then inherent in your knowingness is the answer as to why the Instant Hotspot isn't coming to One UI. Let's delve deeper. The reason is that Samsung's One UI already entails Auto Hotspot, a feature with the capabilities as that of Instant Hotspot.

Instant Hotspot feature in Android 15

What sets Google's Instant Hotspot feature apart is that it goes well with any Android tablet and Chromebook. On the other hand, Samsung's Auto Hotspot works only on Galaxy devices.

Android 15 beta devices

Devices compatible with Android 15 include from smartphone makers such as Nothing, Oppo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Vivo, and many more, as they have released beta builds of the upcoming OS update for their devices. This beta version brings several new features and improvements, including better haptic feedback, partial screen recording, an improved Bluetooth tile.

Android 14 devices

The Android 14 beta is supported on select models of the following smartphone brands: Google Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Vivo, Nothing, iQOO, Realme, OPPO, Lenovo, and Tecno.