Source: What’s new with Fast Pair from Android Developer
Posted by Catherina Xu (Product Manager)
Last November, we released Fast Pair with the Jaybird Tarah Bluetooth headphones. Since then, we’ve engaged with dozens of OEMs, ODMs, and silicon partners to bring Fast Pair to even more devices. Last month, we held a talk at I/O announcing 10+ certified devices, support for Qualcomm’s Smart Headset Development Kit, and upcoming experiences for Fast Pair devices.
The Fast Pair team presenting at I/O 2019.
Fast Pair makes pairing seamless across Android phones – this year, we are introducing additional features to improve Bluetooth device management.
Detailed battery level notifications surfaced during “case open” for TWS headphones.
• Find My Device. Fast Pair devices will soon be surfaced in the Find My Device app and website, allowing users to easily track down lost devices. Headset owners can view the location and time of last use, as well as unpair or ring the buds to locate when they are in range.
• Connected Device Details. In Android Q, Fast Pair devices will have an enhanced Bluetooth device details page to centralize management and key settings. This includes links to Find My Device, Assistant settings (if available), and additional OEM-specified settings that will link to the OEM’s companion app.
The updated Device details screen in Q allows easy access to key settings and the headphone’s companion app.
Below is a list of devices that were showcased during our I/O talk:
Interested in Fast Pair?
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Once you have selected devices to integrate, head to our Nearby Devices console to register your product. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.