Support for Chromebooks is coming in 2019.
In October 2017, Google unveiled a new Bluetooth feature for Android devices called "Fast Pair." With a Bluetooth accessory that’s Fast Pair compatible, setup is as easy as turning it on, having it near your Android phone/tablet, and then tapping a notification to instantly get everything paired. Fast Pair is a lot easier than messing with traditional Bluetooth menus, and now it’s getting even better.
On the Android Developers Blog, Google announced that Fast Pair accessories you have will now sync across all of your Android devices using your Google account to ensure an easier transition process when you upgrade to a new phone, buy a tablet, etc.
You still need Android devices that are running 6.0 Marshmallow or later, but that shouldn’t be too much of a roadblock here in late 2018. Furthermore, it was also confirmed that Fast Pair is coming to Chromebooks in 2019.
I’m always for anything that makes using Bluetooth gadgets as easy as can be, so this is great news.
There are already some Fast Pair accessories available for purchase, such as the Jaybird Tarah, and Google notes that we’ll soon see more from brands such as Bose and Anker Soundcore.
November 28, 2018 at 04:05AM