Google Fast Pair has been around for a while now for Android devices and makes it easy for users to pair and switch between phones and tablets, although it’s still a bit tricky. To fix that, Google introduces a new technology that has been surreptitiously displayed at Google I/O, called Voice Switching and is similar to Apple’s technology for AirPods.
Fast Pair will use contextual information to determine which sounds should cause the headphones to switch devices. Notification sounds don’t, but for example a phone call will be enough for the Pixel Buds Pro to change the device paired with the headphones.
If Google’s machine learning fails, a message will always appear per byte on both devices. There you can “turn down” the switch and continue listening to your favorite device.
The Pixel Buds Pro will be the first headphones with this feature, but JBL and Sony headphones will also get the feature in the coming weeks. However, there is no mention of any specific models.
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