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Open Garden

by Open Garden

Price: Free Download Price inclusive of VAT if applicable.
Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl
Available instantly
Languages Supported: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese

This app needs permission to access:

  • Send SMS messages
  • Read the user's contacts data
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Product details

Product Features

  • Share your Mobile Internet for free with your Android tablet or laptop without the hassle
  • Access more Wi-Fi hotspots through other phones, tablets and laptops running Open Garden
  • Stay connected to the Internet automatically whenever your tablet or laptop doesn't have access to Wi-Fi
  • Extend the range of existing networks by linking multiple devices together
  • Faster and more reliable Internet by crowdsourcing connectivity from nearby devices running Open Garden

Product Description

Open Garden shares Internet connections between laptops, tablets and phones. No root access is required.

The app requires Bluetooth and to be installed on all devices, such as your Android phone, tablet or laptop. Once installed devices will automatically connect. Wi-Fi direct is supported where available.

Your laptop or Android tablet can now access mobile Internet coming from your phone anywhere they have no Wi-Fi. No buttons to press and nothing to configure, everything is done automatically once the app is installed on all devices.

When more devices running Open Garden are nearby, they automatically interconnect to create a peer-to-peer mesh network.
To detect nearby peers, we use location services. That includes GPS, if no other location service is available and functioning.

The Open Garden app is completely free and the usage is covered under the original data plan with no tethering plan necessary.

Clients for Windows and OS X are available from our website:

Open Garden is a wireless mesh networking application that also turns any of your devices into a portable hotspot.
When installed on your laptop and your Android phone, Open Garden enables use of software like Skype, Dropbox and any mail client or browser on your laptop.
Access Internet on the go as if you were at home!

Twitter: @opengarden
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Technical Details

Size: 3.9MB
Version: 2.5.5
Developed By: Open Garden
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Send SMS messages
  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Read the low-level system log files
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Discover and pair Bluetooth devices
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
  • Directly communicate over NFC
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Write to external storage
  • Access fine (e.g. GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g. Mobile-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Change network connectivity state
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Connect to a paired Bluetooth devices
  • Read-only access to phone state
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa0bfc348) out of 5 stars 22 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0c58b88) out of 5 stars Free Internet connectivity through Android phones 5 Dec. 2013
By Stanislav Shalunov - Published on
Connects the Kindle to Android phones to give it Internet connectivity. It is like having 3G on the Kindle, for free. With mesh networking, can use multiple phones to give more speed.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0c58f90) out of 5 stars I like this app! 5 Dec. 2013
By ZUOJUN ZHU - Published on
I like this app! It can connect my Kindle and my phone and then my Kindle can connect to internet! And it is free!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e72120) out of 5 stars I could not get it ro work with my kindle and my droid x2 smartphone 21 Dec. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Verified Purchase
This app did not work with my android smartphone. I have an older Droid x2 smartphone and my kindle fire with this app and they never would connect.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0c6618c) out of 5 stars No root and still work's great !!!!! 8 Jun. 2014
By John k Shal - Published on
Verified Purchase
Love this application , I spent weeks trying to get WiFi from my virgin mobile galaxy s3 to my kindle HD 7 & This worked just have to have blue tooth and go ;-)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0c664e0) out of 5 stars It works with any data connection, will connect bluetooth or wifi direct 25 May 2015
By alan rarick - Published on
Metropcs give me 2gigs of tether an $5 a month after that I have to pay $5 for 1 gig. I tried every app out there and this one works. I have a cheasy tablet w/nno bluetooth & it connects via wifi direct. Once in awhile I can connect to an open wifi when I do I tether to my other tablet. It does drop from time to time but it works
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