Google is bringing some Android features to Windows 11 – Apps and Software – Tecnoblog

THE Google also presented news to the Android during a CES 2022. This Wednesday (5), the company announced the arrival of Nearby Share, a kind of “AirDrop for Android”, on computers with Windows 11. The search giant is also bringing Fast Pair, a tool to make it easy to pair devices via Bluetooth, to the new operating system from Microsoft.

Google will bring Nearby Share and Fast Pair to Windows 11 (Image: Publicity)
Google will bring Nearby Share and Fast Pair to Windows 11 (Image: Publicity)

The addition of roles to Windows is part of a package of enhancements to strengthen the Google ecosystem. According to the company, when connecting an Android cell phone to a computer running Windows, it will be possible to configure Bluetooth accessories quickly thanks to Fast Pair. The new feature will also release syncing messages and transferring files via Nearby Share.

The expansion of features tends to bring the two operating systems closer together. Plus, this could be Google’s step up to take on the Apple ecosystem that really keeps the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the like connected with each other. This is the case with AirDrop, a native Apple tool to transfer files between nearby devices without needing any cables.

Fast Pair will be another increment. The technology introduced in 2017 makes it easy to pair Bluetooth accessories between different devices. In other words, if you want to pair your cell phone’s cordless headset with your computer, you’ll only need a single touch for the connection to be transmitted from one to the other.

“We are working with Acer, HP and Intel to bring these experiences to select Windows PCs for the first time this year,” they announced.

Fast Pair on Chromebook will make it easier to configure new devices (Image: Playback/Google)
Fast Pair on Chromebook will make it easier to configure new devices (Image: Playback/Google)

Google expande uso do Fast Pair

These aren’t the only features to improve the ecosystem announced by Google at CES 2022. The company also revealed other new features, such as the expansion of Fast Pair to Chrome OS. So, starting in a few weeks, when you plug in function-enabled headphones, your Chromebook will automatically detect them and pair them with a single click.

“If you get a new Chromebook later this year, you can use your Android phone to quickly set it up and get immediate access to all the information you’ve already saved, like your Google login and Wi-Fi password,” they said.

Google prepares technology to transfer headset connection automatically (Image: Disclosure)
Google prepares technology to transfer headset connection automatically (Image: Disclosure)

Android will switch headphone connection automatically

The search giant also intends to further optimize interaction between other devices. This Wednesday (5), Google said it is preparing a technology that switches the connection of Bluetooth headphones automatically to another device that you are currently listening to. Calm down, I’ll explain to you.

Let’s assume you are watching a movie on a tablet. At this point, the video audio would be outputting from the tablet to the wireless headset. But what if the cell phone gets a call in the meantime? That’s where the technology comes in: when answering, the feature will pause the content, take the connection from the phone to the smartphone to answer the call and then, when the conversation ends, return to video.

The other features announced are for the digital car key that will be taken to more Android phones with Ultra Wideband (UWB). Fast Pair can also be used to connect the smartphone with other smart home devices through support for the Matter standard. Google even presented the ability to unlock the Chromebook with a watch with Wear OS 3, new features to the Chrome OS Phone Hub and expansion of the built-in Chromecast for Bose speakers.

“These features will be launched throughout the year,” they stated.

With information: 9to5Google, Google (Blog) and The Verge

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