Last month, Google announced that it would not participate in the ESC, or that at least the company would not take part in it in person. However, with a digital event linked to the CES, the Mountain View company presented 13 new features for Android coming in 2022 on all compatible smartphones, smartwatch and tablets.
The functions are part of Big G’s “Better Together” program, which aims to create an ecosystem of devices similar to Apple’s, thus integrating Android smartphones, tablets with Android L, and the smartphones. That’s why Google updated the “Fast Pair” framework, which makes it easier and faster to pair Bluetooth headphones with Android devices.
Fast Pair update guarantees, among other things, the auto-switch of the Bluetooth connection between different devices and support for Android TV and Google TV. In addition, Big G has ensured that the framework will also work with other smart devices, such as smart bulbs and Google’s smart keypads.
In addition, Google will allow you to unlock Android phones via smartwatch thanks to a special feature integrated in WearOS 3: this feature is already available in the Apple ecosystem, where you can unlock your iPhone via Apple Watch Mountain View’s company explained that the feature will come in “in a few months,” also because at the moment very few smartwatch support WearOS 3.
Google also announced that HP, Acer and Intel will participate in the “Better Together” program by bringing its specific features on its laptops: this way you can easily sync your Android phone with In order to further promote the integration between Android and Windows, also, Big G recalled the imminent arrival of Google Play Games video games on Windows PC.
All the new features promised by Google will arrive in 2022, although none of them have, for the time being, a defined launch window. Google also explained that functions will be released as simple software updates for Android 12, Android 12L, WearOS 3 and compatible Windows PCs.