Lately, Google announced that it will integrate key Android features with Windows in 2022. The announcement comes as a part of Google’s aim to extend Android to other platforms.
Google Vice President Erik Kay in the blog post writes that for the first time with Android they are focused on developing for other platforms like Windows, whether it is gaming, productivity, or other sectors.
For instance, connecting your Android device with your PC via Fast pair allows quick setup for syncing text messages, connecting Bluetooth devices, or sharing files with the help of Nearby Share. Additionally, the company is also working with tech companies including Acer, HP, and Intel to bring experiences to some selected Windows PCs by the end of this year.
A few weeks back Google announced that it is bringing Google Play Games to Windows in 2022 which means it’s already into Android gaming on Windows. Now, for the productivity part, it will include at least these three features:
Text message sync: Currently, Google offers a web app version of its messaging app. However, in the future, it will bring a native app that allows communicating with your Android device.
Nearby Share: In 2021, Google released a Nearby Share feature to Android as well as Chrome OS. The Nearby Share is similar to Apple’s AirDrop. The integration will allow using Nearby Share among Phone and PC (Vice-versa).
Fast Pair: Currently, both Android and Windows support Bluetooth Fast Pair (Quick Pair on Windows) to instantly connect peripherals like mice and earphones. In the future, Fast Pair will be more than just connecting to wearables, headphones/earphones, and speakers extending it to TVs and smart home devices.
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