Smarter Bluetooth Features Coming to Android
Android Q will include a smarter, richer interface for Bluetooth devices that support Google's Fast Pair standard. Google has announced the final features and look of this interface as Android Q inches closer to final release by September. With True Wireless Stereo earbuds, Android Q phones will be able to show individual battery levels for the left earbud, right earbud, and case. Fast Pair devices will also now work with Google's Find My Device service. Owners can view the location and time of last use, as well as ring the buds to locate when they are in range. The new interface will also display links to Google Assistant and notification settings, if applicable, and key additional settings available in the companion app, if there is one, such as a custom sound equalizer. More than a dozen devices already support Fast pair, with more on the way.
Jan 9, 2019
Pilot earbuds translate among 15 different languages, listening to the person in front of you and speaking the translation right into your ear. They come in a pair, so you can offer one to the other person and have a full two-way conversation in two different languages.
Jabra has refreshed its Elite Sport wireless Bluetooth earbuds with improvements to battery life and sound quality. Like the originals, the new Jabra Elite Sport are aimed at fitness-minded people thanks to fancy tools such as a heart rate monitor and in-ear coaching.
Oct 31, 2017
Google today announced a new feature headed to Android phones that should ease Bluetooth pairing pains. The tool, called Fast Pair, makes discovering and pairing with nearby Bluetooth devices much simpler.
Nov 27, 2018
Google hopes to ease the pain of pairing Bluetooth accessories with multiple devices through an update to its Fast Pair specification. Moving forward, Google says Fast Pair will "connect accessories to a user's current and future Android Phones" as long as they are signed into their account and running Android 6 and up.
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