Although it was announced a few days ago that it will not participate in the physical event, Google is stillTHOSE 2022 announced that in the future, its Fast Pair and Chromecast technologies will be applied to more devices. Among them, it plans to make Android devices and the Windows operating system have a better connection and sharing experience, and it will also strengthen the linkage effect between Android and vehicle devices.
Compared with Apple’s ability to quickly exchange files between its iOS devices and Macs through AirDrop, AirPlay and other functions, or to make further connections, although there are currently many third-party companies that reduce the gap between Android devices and Windows through apps, But there are still many gaps in user experience.
Therefore, Google announced this time that it will establish partnerships with Acer, HP, and Intel. It is expected to bring the Fast Pair function previously implemented on Android devices to Windows devices, allowing users to quickly use the Fast Pair function to connect Android phones with Windows laptops and other devices are paired and connected to facilitate subsequent use of message synchronization and rapid file sharing through the Nearby Share function.
This feature is expected to be available on some branded devices in the second half of this year, but it is expected that more Windows devices will be supported in the future.
In addition, Google also plans to bring the Fast Pair function to more smart TVs and networked devices. For example, in the next few weeks, some Chromebook devices will automatically recognize nearby headsets with Fast Pair function, allowing users to quickly tap and operate. You can complete the headset pairing connection, and even the newly launched Chromebook will use the Fast Pair function. By quickly connecting the user’s Android phone, you can quickly import Google account information and other information.
At present, the Fast Pair function will continue to be stationed on Android TV and Google TV devices in the next few months, and devices that support Matter networking specifications will be provided later, which means that more branded devices that also support Matter connection specifications will support the use of Fast Pair function.
As for the Chromecast function, Google will further bring this function to more branded devices in the future, making it easier for users to broadcast content from Android devices to TVs, networked devices, or sound amplifiers through the Chromecast function. .
In the past, when listening to music with Bluetooth headsets, the music playback was automatically interrupted once a call came in, but the music had to be manually replayed after the call was hung up. Google said that it will improve this experience with new features. It can also automatically resume the previously interrupted playback content like an Apple device, thereby making it easier for users to use the Bluetooth function.
In terms of other functions, it will also improve the phone linkage function of the Chromebook. When a message is sent to the user’s Chromebook via an app such as WhatsApp, you can directly reply directly in the Chromebook message bar without downloading another app, and if you are sending photo content If you do, you can also view it directly in the message field without opening a separate page for viewing.
At the same time, when a smart watch equipped with Wear OS 3 is used close to an Android phone or Chromebook for personal use, it can be quickly and automatically unlocked.
As for some Samsung mobile phones, Pixel mobile phones and BMW specific models of vehicle linkage functions that have been previously opened, more Android phones and branded cars will be available in the second half of this year, and the doors can be opened through mobile phones with built-in ultra-wideband functions, and even directly Through the voice control of the mobile phone, the electric car that supports the Internet can be warmed up, locked, or the current battery level can be confirmed. This feature will be available in some Volvo cars in the next few months, and more support will be available in the future. Car models.
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