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Fast Pair will soon let you quickly pair your phone to your car or Wear OS watch

Fast Pair has been a boon for Android users around the world. First introduced with the original Pixel Buds back in 2017, they have made their way to a lot of wireless earbuds and headphones from companies from the likes of OnePlus, Realme, Microsoft, and more, and it does what the name says it does:...

More Bluetooth peripherals need Google Fast Pair

With Bluetooth peripherals becoming more and more common, they haven't necessarily become easier to set up and configure. Often the pairing process can be clunky, and for people who may use two phones at the same time for work or other reasons, the constant pairing and unpairing process can grow tiresome. I frequently need to...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Google Play Services 19.0.56 beta hints at smart Bluetooth battery estimates for Fast Pair devices

The 3.5mm headphone jack is definitively on its way out, and we are going to witness many more attempts from accessory makers towards Bluetooth audio devices. Back in 2017, Google had announced Fast Pair as a way to enable quick Bluetooth pairing with compatible devices, making the process easier and convenient for the then-upcoming Pixel...

[Update: Chrome OS support rolling out] Google’s Bluetooth Fast Pair now syncs between Android devices, Chromebook support coming in 2019

Last year, Google unveiled a feature along with the Pixel Buds called "Fast Pair." The feature is part of Google Play Services and it works with Android 6.0 and above. Fast Pair enables quick discovery and pairing with compatible devices via Bluetooth LE. Now, it's getting even smarter and will soon support Chromebooks. Fast Pair was...

Google announces a new Find My Accessories feature for Fast Pair devices and a Bluetooth settings revamp for Android Q

In late 2017, Google announced a new feature called "Fast Pair." The feature, which debuted with the Pixel Buds accessory for the Pixel 2, is designed to improve the first-time pairing of your smartphone with a Bluetooth accessory. Last November, Fast Pair was updated to support syncing saved Bluetooth connections between Android devices signed into...

Google Assistant and Fast Pair coming to more Bluetooth headsets thanks to Google and Qualcomm

Google announced that its Assistant is now on over 1 billion devices around the world. That kind of widespread usage for a virtual assistant is great for the Mountain View tech giant but they aren't stopping anytime soon. It's almost been two years since be started seeing Bluetooth headsets equipped with Google's virtual assistant and...

Fast Pair Enables Quick Bluetooth Pairing with Compatible Devices

Some like to point at how long it takes for major versions of Android to roll out as a fragmentation issue. While that is definitely something that needs to be worked on, a lot of new features can come from Google Play Services updates. These new updates are rolled out via the Play Store and...