To be clear, prior to this change, the app widened images in all cases
(regardless of connection quality). With this change, knowing that a
cellular connection is much more likely to be metered, this will benefit at
least those users.
There's no manual setting to enable/disable image widening, but the user
may still enable/disable images entirely (in Settings) if there are data
cost concerns on whatever network they currently are.
On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 8:17 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Ok, after exploring this further I think that my question about
isActiveNetworkMetered() might be complicated enough that I should ask it
of Google. (: As you probably know, some wifi networks can be slow and/or
have a pay-per-unit fee or cap, while some cellular connections can include
Is there a way that a user can manually select whether to enable or
disable "force downloading and widening HQ images when on a metered
connection" in the Wikipedia app for Android?
On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM, Michael Holloway <
I followed the Android docs in using the term "metered connection"
in the release notes, but in concrete terms, your connection is considered
"metered" if you're on a cellular (as opposed to wi-fi) network.
On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> > No longer force downloading and widening HQ images when on a metered
> Thank you. May I ask how the app knows if the device is using a
> metered connection at any given point in time?
> On May 24, 2016 09:37, "Stephen Niedzielski" <
> sniedzielski(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> The Android team is pleased to announce a new Wikipedia Android app
>> beta release, v2.2.146-beta-2016-05-23. This revision contains the
>> following new fixes and functionality:
>> * Introducing Reading Lists: In place of the old "Saved Pages", you
>> now organize the articles you browse into reading lists, which you
>> access even when you're offline. Create as many lists as you like,
>> give them custom names, and populate them with articles from any
>> language wiki!
>> * Update authentication to work with the latest server changes.
>> * Add "edit here" to the long press menu.
>> * Check Wikipedia Zero status on page load instead of on network state
>> * Improved Wikipedia Zero banner design.
>> * No longer force downloading and widening HQ images when on a metered
>> * Numerous crash and bug fixes.
>> Included in this version are patches from first time contributors,
>> Michael Basil and Elad Keyshawn, and repeat contributors,
>> maroloccio and Dan Garry. Nice work, devs!
>> You too can help make it better! Read our getting started guide. We
>> can't wait for your contributions!
>> -The WMF Android team
>>  https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Team#Android_App
>>  Rolling out at
>>  A complete list of changes is available at
>>  https://github.com/intrications
>>  https://twitter.com/EladKeyshawn
>>  IRC: maroloccio, https://twitter.com/maroloccio
>>  IRC: Deskana, https://twitter.com/danjgarry
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