Android will show more detailed look of wireless earbuds battery use

Google has been working hard on an Android equivalent of Apple’s Bluetooth fast pairing technology and there seem to be some progress in the project. Google has promised updates arriving “later this year” which will add deeper support for truly wireless headphones.

The update will add the capability of your smartphone to show the individual battery life data for the case and each earbud independently, as well as pop-up information when opening or closing the case for Headphones that support fast pair.

Google’s Find My Device app will “soon” start showing Fast Pair headphones, making it easier to find a missing earbud as well as offering the option to unpair or ring the missing buds.

The tech giant is also adding a new UI in Android Q for managing Fast Pair-enabled headphones, which will put device management features, Google Assistant settings, battery life and links to third-party management apps all in one place.

The new features will be coming to all Fast Pair headphones, a list that includes the Google Pixel BudsLibratone’s Q Adapt On-EarBose’s QuietComfort 35 II, and more existing headphones.

Google also provided a specific list of additional Fair Pair headphones that it showcased at Google I/O earlier this year that will also support the feature whenever the update arrives.

  • Anker Spirit Pro GVA
  • Anker SoundCore Flare+ (Speaker)
  • JBL Live 220BT
  • JBL Live 400BT
  • JBL Live 500BT
  • JBL Live 650BT
  • Jaybird Tarah
  • 1More Dual Driver BT ANC
  • LG HBS-SL5
  • LG HBS-PL5
  • Cleer Ally Plus