Sunday, 20 October, 2019


Google Bluetooth 'Fast Pair' Expands to More Android Phones

Google Bluetooth 'Fast Pair' Expands to More Android Phones Google Bluetooth 'Fast Pair' Expands to More Android Phones
Melba Vasquez | 01 November, 2017, 02:37

A new update is going to make pairing (some) Bluetooth devices much easier.

Fast Pair utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy to discover nearby devices, but regular old Bluetooth to pair.

When Google announced the Pixel Buds at the beginning of the month, we found out that the company had developed "Fast Pair" to painlessly connect your compatible headphones to your Android device. Fast Pair requires you to simply place a pair of headphones in Pairing mode near an Android device. According to a demonstration in a post by Android product managers, once you tap that notification, it should only take a few seconds to pair headphones with the device.

That notification will include the name and image of the product to which you're about to connect.

If you have ever used your smartphone with a wireless speaker, with a hands-free auto system, with wireless headphones or with a fitness band, then you have probably used Bluetooth.

"Manufacturers get their brand, device name and companion app in front of the users". Bluetooth has been around for ... Once connected, you'll get a success notification with a link to download the device's companion app, if there is one.

This - obviously - eliminates the need to go into your Bluetooth settings, tap the "Scan" or "Pair new device" buttons before waiting for your new Bluetooth device to show up in a list, tap on it, enter in a pairing code, and then hoping all finishes up.

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