android: Joining the Three Wise Men, one of the ways to know that we kicked off the year is celebrating CES in Las Vegas, the first major electronics show of the year. And in it, the same one in which Samsung showed the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, today Google wanted to share some of the news that its android operating system, the most widely distributed operating system in the world, will receive 2022 this year.
The renewed Fast Pair
Google wants to make it easier for users to pair new devices with devices they already have and uses Fast Pair technology to pair them faster. This quick pairing service allows devices to be configured and paired instantly by opening the associated app for installation and transferring the user’s Google credentials. In addition, it serves not only for audio connectivity, i.e. to link wearables, headphones, speakers and cars, but also for televisions and smart home devices.
But you have to improve the experience, and that means you have to renew Fast Pair. So within “a few weeks, when we turn on a Fast Pair-enabled headset, the Chromebook will automatically detect them and pair them with a simple click,” allowing us to stay focused when we study or work, wherever we are. Those who buy a new Chromebook later this year can use their android phone to quickly set it up and instantly access all saved data, such as your Google credentials and your Wi-Fi password.
In a few months it will be possible to configure the headphones to watch television without disturbing anyone via Google TV or the Android TV operating system in your home. And with built-in support for Matter on android, Fast Pair can be used to quickly connect new Matter-enabled Smart Home devices to the Internet, Google Home and its apps, all with just a few taps.
Starting a car with your mobile
Today it is possible to unlock a Chromebook from a android mobile and get started right away. Well, in the coming months, the paired Wear OS smartwatches will also allow you to instantly get a Chromebook and a android mobile or tablet nearby.
In addition, with the digital car key, it is possible to use a compatible Samsung phone or Pixel to lock, unlock and start BMW vehicles. By the end of this year, phones with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology won’t even need to take the phone out of your pocket to use it as a car key.
You can even remotely and securely share the key with friends and family who need to use our car. But it won’t be possible just with BMWs, because according to Google, “We are working on making these digital keys available on more Android phones and for more vehicles.”