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Many people might have seen that green robot on android phones. Well, that represents the Osulogin interface in androids. These are meant to essentially connect the hotspot features on the android devices. This feature will let you connect with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a USB cable without technical and software hurdles.
What is it?
This is a built-in application system that is responsible for ensuring the smooth tethering of your device. It is an efficient way of connecting androids with other devices and their software. To explain it further, whenever an android user selects a Wi-Fi network for connection, their device automatically gets connected to a safe and encrypted OSU (online sign-up) server. This helps in making connections with other networks. Thus, all this facilitation is provided by the Osulogin application.
How does it work?
The main purpose of this application is to automatically connect your device with various connecting networks. This will not only detect the Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 but will also connect to them without any difficulty. Besides, the online sign-up (OSU) login works by provisioning the device Over-The-Air (OTA) directly from the nearby Wi-Fi networks. This is done by creating a Hotspot 2.0 profile for that specific device.
Moreover, once the device is provisioned, the authentication of your device is undertaken through a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) which remembers the same Wi-Fi network for the next time you connect your device to it. Besides, the OSU application also confirms whether the device is connected to a safe and secured CA. Once the authentication is done, the device remains connected to the Wi-Fi network for as long as you want. Thus, permission from the OSU system provides a green signal to the network being connected so that the safety of your device and its software must be maintained in an authenticated way.
How is it beneficial?
Everyone wants to remain connected to a Wi-Fi or a Hotspot network for many reasons. Without internet connectivity and a stable network, smartphones do not provide much to offer. They are designed and built for safe and secured internet networks and connectivity which helps in using a lot of their applications.
If an android system doesn’t support any Osulogin application or vice versa, the device may not be able to connect to any network at all. Safety and authentication of data and software are also necessary which are done through the CA feature. This feature is, however, facilitated through the OSU system.
Many people confuse the OSU system with malware or a virus. They think that when this green little robot appears on their android screens for various reasons, there may be a malfunction of software or hardware of some sort. Although this may be the case, not always. In reality, Osulogin is just a system application that helps in connectivity purposes. It plays an important role in establishing hotspot and Wi-Fi connections. Thus, of course, it is not a virus, but an application to facilitate smooth networking from your android device.