Google introduces Fast Pair feature to prepare for the launch of the Pixel Buds Pro
When Google released Chrome OS 103 earlier this year, it talked about improvements to the way Chromebooks connect to Android phones, mentioning a technical framework called “Fast Pair.” With the upcoming Pixel Buds Pro wireless earbuds, Google has also introduced automatic switching technology similar to Apple’s AirPods on its official blog.
The new technology’s quick pairing feature allows wireless headphones to quickly find an Android phone/tablet to pair with, while the paired device is stored in the user’s Google account. Once logged in, it will pair with any other Android device, and it’s also easy to set up the device. In the past, users wanted to manage the connection of each device manually, and they could not switch at will.
Google’s audio switching technology is based on quick pairing, which enables seamless switching of audio between Android devices. Users can set audio priorities to automatically switch audio between different devices, such as when the phone receives a notification while watching a video on a tablet, the headset will not switch to the mobile phone. If the mobile phone receives a call, the headset will automatically switch.