I have been doing a lot of research on this. Unfortunately I was not able to find how, by default, Android chooses among multiple access points.
For instance, if a user walks into a mall and there are 3 hotspots within range, how does the device select which access point to connect to?
-Does the device select the AP based in the order in which they are in the Wi-Fi stack? -Does the device select the AP based on signal strength only? -Does the device select the AP randomly?
Also, as the user physically moves from the coverage of AP A to the coverage of AP B:
-Does the device stay connected with AP A until it is out of range? -Does the device transition from AP A to AP B somewhere along the way (sort of like a soft handoff)?
Thank you in advance.