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Fast Pair gets a new UI so you won’t miss pairing your Bluetooth accessory

Google’s Fast Pair feature is getting a new UI that supports a wider variety of devices, including OnePlus Buds and Fitbit activity trackers. The new UI, first spotted by 9to5Google, features a larger Fast Pair pop-up that includes the name of the product you’re trying to connect, a photo of that product, and a connect button....

Samsung launches the Galaxy SmartTag to help you find your lost items

With almost every single detail out in the open days before the launch, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series has been officially unveiled today. The new smartphone series from the company yet again includes three models - the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Alongside the new smartphones, Samsung has also launched...

Google Pixel Buds, OnePlus Buds, and other Fast Pair devices now appear in Find My Device

Google announced Fast Pair back in 2017, showing off its vision on how the first-time pairing experience of Bluetooth accessories can be improved. Devices like the original Google Pixel Buds came with support for this new experience, and these were followed by dozens of other accessories. Fast Pair as a feature-set is also gaining new...

TCL’s new SOCL, ACTV, and MTRO wireless earbuds and headphones go on sale on Amazon for under $100

It feels like ages ago, but back in January there was a little tech event called the Consumer Electronics Show, also known as "CES." During this event, TCL announced a slew of wireless earbuds and headphones. It's taken a while, but these products are finally available for purchase on Amazon and the prices are very...

Xiaomi launches Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 and Android TV-powered Mi Box 4K in India

Xiaomi has shaken the smartphone and smart TV market in India and is now working towards grabbing a significant chunk of other segments. Along with the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G, Xiaomi has now announced two new products in India – the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 TWS and the Mi Box 4K, which is a...

Microsoft announces the Surface Headphones 2 and launches its truly wireless Surface Earbuds

Last October during the Microsoft hardware event, Microsoft announced the Surface Earbuds. They are the company's first truly wireless earbuds. At the event, they didn't announce a launch date but said they would be coming soon. Now, almost 7 months later, the company is releasing the Surface Earbuds and the new Surface Headphones 2. Surface Earbuds https://youtu.be/EwxyD_dkGVA The...

Google is rolling out location tracking, battery notifications, and new settings for Fast Pair devices

Back in 2017, Google announced Fast Pair, a feature aimed at improving the first-time pairing experience for Bluetooth accessories. The first Bluetooth accessory to support Fast Pair was the first-generation Google Pixel Buds that debuted alongside the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Since then, dozens of other Bluetooth accessories from many different manufacturers...

OnePlus announces the updated Bullets Wireless Z headphones for $49.95

OnePlus just got done officially announcing the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro (we have full reviews of both). The company also used the online event as an opportunity to announce the new Bullets Wireless Z earphones. These are OnePlus' latest Bluetooth earphones offering, and they finally bring an IP rating to the family. OnePlus last...

Realme Buds Air TWS Review: Desirable truly wireless audio meets Realme’s reliability

Realme has barely spent two years old as an independent smartphone brand. While we cannot overlook the benefits of being backed by parent OPPO in terms of manufacturing, distribution, and marketing dollars, Realme has been one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands because of its super-affordable products. Just when we thought smartphones couldn't be cheaper than...

[Update: Merged] Airplane Mode may finally stop shutting down Bluetooth audio, starting with Android 11 R

Airplane mode is a feature that has been around in phones for a very long time. The name comes from the idea that the radios in phones can interfere with airplanes, so this allows you to turn them off without powering down the phone completely. Airplane mode has other uses, of course, but it's not...

Find My Device 2.4 prepares to add support for finding your Bluetooth Fast Pair accessories

Back at Google I/O in May 2019, Google announced lots of new software, devices, and features. One such announcement that they made pertained to the Google Fast Pair Service (GFPS) integrating with Find My Device. GFPS is a part of Google Play Services. Fast Pair does, more or less, exactly what it says on the...

Bluetooth SIG introduces LE Audio with a new LC3 codec and support for Multi-Stream Audio, Hearing Aids, and Audio Sharing

At the ongoing CES 2020 trade show, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a few new capabilities for the wireless technology. These new features will be rolled out with supported devices later this year under the LE Audio moniker and will enhance audio performance over Bluetooth, add support for hearing aids, and enable...