Google’s Fast Pair Is Getting Smarter on Android Phones

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android with 6 Comments

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Fast Pair on Android devices was a much-welcomed addition, letting users connect to their Bluetooth headsets and speakers seamlessly. The feature first became mainstream on the iPhone when Apple introduced the ability to seamlessly connect to wireless devices like the AirPods with a few taps. And it, of course, slowly made its way to Android devices.

Google is today updating Fast Pair with a cool new feature: syncing across all your devices. The feature will now sync all the necessary information for the connected Bluetooth devices across all your Android 6.0+ devices via your Google Account, making it much easier and faster to connect to different devices when you have more than one phone or tablet, for example.

The feature will also be making its way to Chromebooks in 2019, Google announced in a blog post today.

Although Fast Pair hasn’t been widely adopted by a lot of the major headphone makers yet, Google says the company is working closely with companies like Bose, Anker, Jaybird, and others to introduce new products that come with Fast Pair support.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Google’s Fast Pair Is Getting Smarter on Android Phones”

  1. rmlounsbury

    This is excellent news. Especially given that I'm running with a combination of Samsung Note 9 + Pixelbook these days as my main devices. I used to think Apple had the best eco-system integration but Android is starting to move ahead of Apple in this arena these days.

  2. rbgaynor

    Like fast pair, automatic syncing of paired devices has been available for a while on iOS devices. Very cool feature.

  3. wright_is

    The last few sets of BT headphones I had used NFC, just hold them against the phone and they paired automatically, you just needed to confirm the pairing.

  4. Jeffsters

    Apple’s version of fast pairing works AppleTV, Home Pod, AirPods and any iOS device.