Google had initially planned to participate physically in the 2022 Ces, but then canceled its presence due to concerns related to the Covid-19.
The Mountain View company has also shared some interesting announcements, on the occasion of the important international event.
Starting with easier ways to quickly set up and connect new devices.
Easy device configuration
In fact Featured Google › How fun and exciting it can be to receive a new device, it can also quickly become a series of problems when you start configuring
Big G wants to make this process a little less daunting for users, with the support of pairing for multiple devices.
This feature allows for instant configuration and device matching, with the companion app for the installation and transfer of Google credentials.
Mountain View is continuing to work with its partners to further extend Fast Pair functionality beyond audio connectivity with wearables, headphones, speakers and cars
For example, when the user switches on their Fast Pair-enabled headphones, the Chromebook will automatically detect them and match them with just one click.
If you subsequently purchase a new Chromebook, you can use your Android smartphone to quickly configure it and have instant access to all the saved information, such as your Google login and your Wi-Fi password.
In the coming months, you can set your headphones when you want to watch the Google TV or an Android TV OS device without making noise at home.
And with the built-in Matter support on Android, you can use Fast Pair to quickly connect new compatible smart home devices to your network, Google Home and other apps, with few touches.
Lock and unlock devices
You can already unlock the Chromebook with your Android phone.
In the coming months, Google anticipated, this feature will also come on the matching smartwatch Wear OS, so you can unlock and instantly access the Chromebook and phone or Android tablet when you are nearby.
And with a digital key for the car, you can now use the Samsung or Pixel compatible phone to lock, unlock and start supported BMW vehicles.
Starting from the end of this year , added Google
Users can also share the car key with friends and family safely and remotely. Google is also working to bring digital car keys to multiple Android phones and vehicles this year.
Transmitting and accessing content
Google is developing a Bluetooth headphone technology that will enable the automatic audio switch with whatever device you are listening to.
For example, if the user wears headphones to watch a movie on his Android tablet and receives a phone call, the movie will pause and the headphone audio will automatically pass to the Android phone. Then he’ll come back to the movie when the call is over.
In addition, the spatial audio on the headphones will adapt the sound according to the movements of the head, placing the audio in the space around the user. These features will be available in the coming months on the supported headphones, Google announced.
Google is also making it easier to move and manage content on any device.
With Chromecast integrated, the Android phone already allows you to share videos on displays and TVs as well as audio content on Nest compatible speakers and other brands.
To help users transmit the music and podcasts they are listening from their Android phone to multiple speakers, Google is integrating Chromecast into other brand solutions, starting with smart speakers and soundbars
Google is then adding features to Phone Hub on Chromebooks, coming in this year.
When working with the Chromebook and Android phone is elsewhere (e.g. for charging in another room), the user will be able to access the smartphone chat apps directly on the Chromebook without having to reinstall them
Google is also adding Camera Roll to Phone Hub, to make it easier to access the latest photos and videos.
In addition, with remote actions you can use the item to heat your car, lock and unlock and get information (such as the remaining battery), with Google Assistant devices. These functions will arrive first on Volvo Cars vehicles in the coming months, with others following.
Integration between Android and Windows
For the first time with Android, Google is also working on developing other platforms, such as Windows: both in gaming, productivity and other areas.
For example, you shared Google, connecting your Android phone to Windows PC with Fast Pair, the user will be able to quickly set up Bluetooth accessories, sync text messages and share files with
Google is working with Acer, HP and Intel to bring these experiences to some Windows PCs throughout the year.
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