Google announces new Android features to make phones and computers work better together
Google has announced new features for Android devices, focusing on greater integration between Android phones and laptop devices – both those made by Google and Windows PCs.
Your devices should instinctively know which of them you want to use and when. To that end, Bluetooth-enabled headphones will be able to automatically switch to whatever devices the user is listening to. This update will be coming over the next few months.
If you’re wearing headphones to watch a movie on your Android tablet and you receive a phone call, the movie will pause and the headphone audio will automatically switch to your Android phone and then switch back to the movie when you’re done.
We are also updating the Phone Hub app “later this year” so that users can access chat apps from their phone directly on their Chromebook without having to install a companion app – for situations where the phone is out of reach or charging in a different place.