28 November 2018 –
Google is expanding its quick pairing feature that allows Bluetooth devices to be connected faster to Android devices. In the future, it will also work across devices.
With the Fast Pair technology introduced by Google a year ago, Android devices can connect faster with Bluetooth peripherals, because they need only side by side. Now Google has expanded this feature a bit by linking a quick pair with a Google Account. For example, Bluetooth devices paired with an Android pair via Fast Pair are automatically recognized by other Android devices that use the same Google Account. Google also announced that Chromebooks will be supported by FastPart next year. Finally, Google writes that it works closely with dozens of manufacturers to integrate fast pairs. In the coming months, a number of new compatible devices will appear on the market, including Jaybird, Anker Soundcore and Bose.