Windows 8 OS offers extended support for 3G devices, those used on mobile internet sessions, including a extended collection of drivers and software for a better connection management.
Mobile internet connections, usually available through a USB 3G model, offer satisfying transfer speeds, but with some data transfer restrictions. So, to not risk additional costs it is required that you use a application capable of to manage the volume of data transferred through the internet connection. If now, the driver and control app required for using a 3G modem are offered by your ISP, in the future these devices might be detected and configured just as fast as a common USB Flash drive, all software components being included in the Windows 8 operating system.
Using a standard utility program to manage the internet connection will allow apps to better differentiate between a standard broadband connection and a 3G connection, blocking high resolution images from being loaded or access to video streaming services.Furthermore, the data traffic resulted by each application can be followed in Task Manager, so the discovery and removing apps that use too much bandwidth is much simpler.
Other improvements were made on the way Windows 8 manages WiFi connections, reducing to less than one second the time requierd to detecting hotspots and establishing a connection. Also, Windows 8 allows us to configure WiFi hotspots by accessing a simpel portal, his removing the classic interface accessible through the web browser.