Google Announces Expansion of Fast Pair to More Devices, Quicker Setup for Chromebook Users

Google on Wednesday announced a series of updates coming to Android, aimed at bringing convenience and ease to users. One of the most significant changes is the expansion of Fast Pair to TVs, Chromebooks, and smart home devices. Google announced that the headphones will also get the ability to automatically switch audio from Android devices to tablets. The company has also announced quick setup of Chromebooks with Android phones. Similarly, smartwatches based on Wear OS will have the ability to unlock your Chromebook and Android device.

sharp pair Used to be in place for android phone From November 2017 to let users quickly connect bluetooth headphones with their smartphones. The proprietary standard aims to compete with Apple’s quick pairing technology and is claimed to have helped people connect their Android Phones with Bluetooth accessories over 100 million times.

Google Plans to expand Fast Pair to new devices by partnering with various manufacturers and bringing new experiences.

In just a few weeks, Google said that users can download their Fast Pair-enabled Bluetooth headphones for a . will be able to connect with Chromebook Automatically in one click when first turned on.

In addition to Chromebooks, Fast Pair will work with smart TVs based on google tv or android tv In the coming months to help users connect their compatible headphones to their TVs, without going through a step-by-step process.

Smarter home devices from Matter will also get fast pair support in the coming weeks. This will let you quickly connect Matter-made smart home devices to your network, Google Home, and other associated apps.

Google also revealed that it is developing a technology for Bluetooth-enabled headphones to automatically switch the audio on the device you’re listening to. For example, if you’re wearing your headphones to watch a movie on your Android tablet and receive a call on your phone in the middle of your watch time, the movie will pause and the headphone audio automatically switches to your Android phone. Will be done. It will return to your tablet when the call is disconnected.

Additionally, Google announced that it is bringing spatial audio support to headphones that work with Android devices in the coming months. The company said that this will allow the headphones to customize the sound based on head movement. In a special way, Apple Had taken local audio support on your devices for a while.

Google also announced that users will be able to set up a new Chromebook with their Android phone immediately and have immediate access to information such as Google login and Wi-Fi password, without requiring the user to manually enter them on the new hardware. will provide. The experience will go live later this year, though Google hasn’t yet detailed what updates all Chromebook models and Android versions will get.

Google is bringing Quick Setup support to Chromebook users via Android
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Users have a paired . You’ll also get access to unlock and access your Chromebook and Android phone or tablet using Wear OS Smartwatch when devices are nearby. it sounds like ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’ Apple introduced this feature last year.

Chromebook users will gain the ability in the dedicated Phone Hub section to view and reply to messages received on their Android phone directly from the big screen of their computing device. It will be available later this year, the company said, without revealing how it will enable the experience.

The Phone Hub will also include a Camera Roll so users can access their latest photos and videos on Chromebooks.

Google also announced the expansion of Fast Pair for Windows PCs so users can quickly set up Bluetooth accessories, sync text messages, and share files using the NearShare service. The update will first make its way to the machines acer, Himachal Pradesh, And Intel later this year.

Microsoft is already your phone app To allow Android users to access their messages and information directly on Windows PC.

To help users cast music and podcasts they’re listening to on their phones a louder audio solution, Google reveals it’s working on bringing Chromecast Built-in soundbar and speaker. boss Will be the first brand to introduce new experiences on its smart speakers and soundbars in the next few months.

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Bose is launching soundbars with built-in Chromecast
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Last month, Google introduced A digital car key functionality that will use a phone with ultra-wideband (UWB) to unlock the car lock. It will be limited initially samsung And google pixel will work with phones and only bmw Vehicle. However, Google said that digital car keys will work on more Android phones and vehicles later this year.

The Android maker also revealed that it is working on features including asking google assistant Find out how much battery you have left to heat and cool the car, to lock and unlock it. These features will come first in select vehicles from Volvo Cars In the coming months, Google said.

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