Fast Pair Stories June 15

Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds support the same Fast Pair features as Google Pixel Buds

Google has offered up its Fast Pair standard for headphones on Android for a while now, but few companies have actually adopted it. Now, a few weeks after their launch, we’re reminded that Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds support Fast Pair on Android, just like Google’s Pixel Buds.

Fast Pair Stories April 27

At I/O 2019, Google quietly teased what’s new for Android’s user-friendly interface over Bluetooth. With the launch of the Pixel Buds this morning, the latest Fast Pair features were also detailed.

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Fast Pair Stories July 22, 2019

Fast Pair headphone sync appears to be working in Chrome OS 76

In late 2018, Google announced that its Fast Pair feature for headphones would not only work on Chrome OS, but would also sync your devices between Android and a Chromebook. Now, in the latest Chrome OS beta, it appears that Fast Pair is finally starting to work.

Fast Pair Stories July 19, 2019

At I/O 2019, Google quietly made a series of announcements to improve Bluetooth devices on Android. The company is now sharing a list of which third-party headphones will support Fast Pair’s new “True Wireless features,” Find My Device, and connected device details in Android Q.

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Fast Pair Stories May 17, 2019

With the death of the headphone jack, Bluetooth accessories are only becoming more important. Now, we’re learning that Google is putting some heavy emphasis on these accessories in Android Q with a revamped Bluetooth menu and some new features for Fast Pair.

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Fast Pair Stories May 9, 2019

The first Google Assistant headphones arrived in 2017 with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Pixel Buds later that year. Several headphones from Sony and JBL have launched since then, while Google introduced new features like real-time translation. Qualcomm today announced Assistant and Fast Pair support in its Smart Headset chips that will make it easier for device makers to create Google-compatible headsets.

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