Windows 11, fast hotspot arrives with Samsung Galaxy smartphones

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Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 11 to Insiders in the Dev Channel, and with the occasion announces a rather interesting novelty for smartphone owners Samsung Galaxy: the synergy between the two types of devices is increasingly close, since it is possible quickly activate the Wi-Fi hotspot smartphone directly from the PC. It’s a very similar feature to what’s found on macOS and iOS, let’s say.

As it happens on Mac, it is possible to connect the computer to the internet by directly selecting the smartphone in the list of wireless networks, as you can see from the image shared directly by Microsoft. Functionality comes via the Phone Link app update; attention, it is not directly linked to the new build of the operating system, but is still distributed only in the Insider circuit and only on a small number of Samsung devices with One UI 4.1.1 or higher. As we expand, Microsoft lists the following minimum requirements:

  • One UI 4.1.1 or higher
  • Availability of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections on the PC
  • Cellular plan with support for hotspot functionality
  • Windows 11 22H2 build 22621 or higher
  • Phone Link app version 1.22082.111.0 or higher
  • Link to Windows app version on Samsung smartphones 1.22082.142.0 or higher

For the rest, the build (number 25231) itself does not include too great news. The availability of some features is extended to a greater number of insiders, such as the optimized taskbar for tablets, and there are several bug fixes. The complete changelog can be found by following the SOURCE link below.

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