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Android BasicNetworking Sample

This sample demonstrates how to check network connectivity with Android APIs.


It utilizes the ConnectivityManager to determine if you have a network connection, and if so, what type of connection it is.

A NetworkInfo object is retrieved from the ConnectivityManager, which contains information on the active connection, and then the connection type is printed to an on-screen console.

Multiple types of connectivity can be displayed and could be used to take different measures in actual production code.


  • Android SDK 26
  • Android Build Tools v26.0.1
  • Android Support Repository


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Getting Started

This sample uses the Gradle build system. To build this project, use the "gradlew build" command or use "Import Project" in Android Studio.


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Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub. Please see for more details.


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  • android.permission.INTERNET
  • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE



Sample application demonstrating how to test whether a device is connected, and if so, whether the connection happens to be wifi or mobile (it could be something else). * This sample uses the logging framework to display log output in the log fragment (LogFragment).

Check whether the device is connected, and if so, whether the connection is wifi or mobile (it could be something else).

Create a chain of targets that will receive log data