Samsung's Download Booster Missing from AT&T Version of Galaxy S5
Published on: 9th Apr 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
USA based AT T appears to be disabling a Wi Fi offload feature that has been built into Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone.
The "download booster" actually shares data download traffic over both the cellular and an available Wi-Fi network in order to substantially improve download speeds for the user.
Although limited to files in excess of 30MB, it can help reduce traffic load on the cellular networks.
Based on the variant sold only by AT&T in the USA, the SM-G900A, the feature is not simply disabled, but appears to be entirely missing from the menu.
Citing an unnamed source, Android Police suggested that the feature may be enabled in a later software update, so it could be just that AT&T were unable to complete compliance testing in time.
On the web: Android Police