Google launches Android Fast Pair

Google has unveiled Fast Pair[1] for Android. The feature lets Android users pair their device with a Bluetooth headset in a “hassle-free” manner. It works as follows, said Google:

  1. Turn on a Fast Pair-enabled device and put it in pairing mode.
  2. Android scans for broadcasts in close proximity of the user’s phone and discovers a Fast Pair packet.
  3. The packet is sent to our servers to get back the device’s product image, product name, and companion app.
  4. The user receives a high-priority notification asking them to “Tap to pair” to the device.
  5. When the user taps on the notification, we use classic Bluetooth to establish a connection.

The feature is supported by Android devices running Google Play services 11.7+, with compatibility from Android 6.0 and up.

“You can try this out with Google Pixel Buds or Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear, and soon on Plantronics Voyager 8200 series wireless headsets,” said Google.

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