Google is reportedly working on the ability to set up Android phones through the company’s Quick Pair feature. According to reports, the feature may debut on smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, which is expected to be unveiled by the South Korean conglomerate at its Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event on February 1. Samsung’s upcoming lineup of flagship smartphones is expected to include the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models.
Quick Pair is a feature of Google Play Services that allows users to automatically set up, connect and pair new devices such as headphones, Wear OS smartwatches, styluses, tracking tags and other accessories with a single tap when nearby and turning . According to a report by 9to5Gooogle, the Fast Pair feature has reportedly been updated by Google to also include support for setting up nearby smartphones.
According to reports, the updated Fast Pair feature may debut on Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone series, the Samsung Galaxy S23. According to reports, when Fast Pair is enabled on an Android device, it can detect nearby Fast Pair-compatible devices, including another Android smartphone and other accessories. Upon detecting a specific device nearby, the feature automatically redirects the user to a process that installs the relevant steps to follow to move data between the two devices.
Nearby Android smartphones also support Fast Pair, and it is reported that smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series can detect nearby Android devices and prompt users to install the Samsung Smart Switch app, allowing users to transfer data between the two devices, According to reports.
The feature may eventually make the setup process easier than ever for the new Samsung Galaxy S23 series of smartphones, but there’s currently no information on whether both older and newer devices will need to support the updated Quick Pair feature.
9to5Google has accessed details from a recent version of the Google Play Services app that appear to indicate that Google is preparing to debut Android’s new Quick Pair feature on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. The South Korean conglomerate recently started pre-orders for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series in India and several other countries.
It should be noted, however, that neither Google nor Samsung have confirmed plans to update the fast pairing feature, nor have they confirmed that the feature will be included in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series.