Android improves the performance of your devices together
January 25, 2023
With another Android version already available in the market, it isn’t a surprise to hear that the company has been working with partners to create products that allow your phones, laptops, TVs and cars to work better together, regardless of the brand.
Moreover, they’ve introduced simple and helpful ways to instantly set up your Bluetooth and smart home devices, transfer content and get things done with ease. Don’t miss out our note since here’s some of the progress that they’ve made in delivering multi-device experiences to people everywhere, which will be showcased at CES this week:
5 ways Android helps your devices work better together
Find and connect nearby devices with Fast Pair
Many users would like to connect their new earphones to their phones as soon as they take them out of the wrapping (or their pocket). That’s why, Android presented their initiative Fast Pair with which you’ll be able to instantly find and connect your nearby accessories to your devices.
Since then, it has become the perfect feature for speeding up the process for pairing your favorite devices, including more than 300 headphone models from brands like Beats, JBL, OnePlus and Sony.
Currently, Fast Pair on Android also works with Matter, so you can connect smart home devices to your network, to Google Home and to your favorite apps, right from your phone and you’ll be happy to know that they’re working with leading brands like Eve Systems, Tuya, Phillips Hue and Nanoleaf to build compelling Matter-enabled experiences.
Send files across even more devices with Nearby Share
Nearby Share made its appearance in 2020 as a quick way for the Android community to share content with each other from their devices—whether it’s sending files to yourself, photos to your family members or documents to a coworker. As you see, this useful tool is still available but this time with new features and across nearly 3 billion devices.
Bring entertainment and apps from phone to TV with cast
From its releasing, Chromecast has had a lot of updates so that you can not just take your entertainment online to your TV but also expand those streaming capabilities to more devices from your phone to your TV, smart speaker or soundbar.
Furthermore, you can use Google Assistant to easily move media between compatible devices with voice. Casting is one of their most used Android features, and the number of supported audio and video apps continues to increase.
Get more done with your phone and Wear OS
Wereables represent an important part of Google’s multidevice ecosystem and recently, the company is still investing in improving the Wear OS platform and, it should be noted that since the launch of Wear OS 3 in 2021, there’s been more than three times as many active Wear OS watches around the world.
Besides, with the latest Wear OS version, you’ll be able to use the Camera app to level up your selfies and remotely control the camera shutter on Pixel phones or use the Google Home app to control compatible smart home devices like your thermostat and lights.
Your Chromebook works better with your phone
With this feature, you won’t have to alternate between your PC and your phone everytime you need to send a message. Phone Hub in Chrome OS will help you to see and respond your Android phone notifications from messaging apps directly from your laptop
In addition to staying in touch, Chromebooks are packed with productivity features that help you get more done with your Android phone like grabbing the latest photos from your phone’s camera roll, sending files with Nearby Share or sharing and connecting to saved Wi-Fi networks.