Google is adding several major features to Fast Pair headphones in its bid to improve Bluetooth devices on Android before the year ends.
At I/O 2019, the tech firm announced an upcoming Fast Pair support that will bring in True Wireless features, battery, Find My Device, Android Q, and other improvements.
Fast Fair Update Available Later This Year
Once the biggest Fast Pair update becomes available later this year, all 15 plus Fast Pair headphones will start to show up in the Find My Devices app and website. This functionality will enable users to find their missing headsets.
The app will also indicate last time and location the headphones were last used. If within Bluetooth range, users will be able to ring the buds or unpair them.
The latest Android Q OS feature will introduce the Connected Device Details, assistant settings, and other settings included by the manufacturer, as well as a link to the OEM's companion app.
Moreover, the new features also include power notifications on case open or close as well as per-component status. This means individual battery percentage for the case and buds will pop up when opening the case near a paired device.
List Of New Fast Pair-Compatible Devices
Similar to Android, Google targets to bring Fast Pair to manufacturers in the tech market, which now includes Libratone, Jaybird, JBL, Cleer, LG, Anker, and Google's very own Pixel Buds.
According to the latest post on the Android Developers blog, the compatible headphones that will support the latest functionality are as follows:
- Anker Spirit Pro GVA
- Anker SoundCore Flare+ [Speaker]
- JBL Live 220BT
- JBL Live 400BT
- JBL Live 500BT
- JBL Live 650BT
- Jaybird Tarah
- 1More Dual Driver BT ANC
- LG HBS-SL5
- LG HBS-PL6S
- LG HBS-SL6S
- LG HBS-PL5
- Cleer Ally Plus
Google's Fast Pair, as the name suggests, was originally developed to enable a seamless Bluetooth setup process on Android. It enables one-tap pairing and automatic connection of headphones near a smartphone or tablet — and soon on Chromebooks that are signed into one's Google Account.