Google is reportedly working on the ability to set up an Android phone through the company’s Fast Pair feature. The capability could reportedly debut on a Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphone, which is expected to be unveiled by the South Korean conglomerate at its Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event on February 1. Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone series is expected to include the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra models.
Fast Pair is a feature included in Google Play Services that allows users to set up, connect and pair new devices such as headphones, Wear OS smartwatches, styluses, tracking tags and other accessories automatically, with a single tap when they are nearby and be turned On. According to a report by 9to5Google, the Fast Pair feature has reportedly been updated by Google to also support nearby smartphone setup.
The updated Fast Pair feature could reportedly debut on Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone series, the Samsung Galaxy S23. With the Fast Pair feature enabled on an Android device, it can detect nearby devices that are compatible with Fast Pair, including another Android smartphone and other accessories, according to the report. Upon detecting the specific device that is nearby, the feature will automatically redirect users to the process to install the relevant steps to follow to move data between the two devices.
Since nearby Android smartphones are also supported on Fast Pair, and are said to be present on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, the smartphones in the series will be able to detect nearby Android devices and prompt users to launch the Samsung Smart Switch app that allows users to transfer data between two devices, according to the report.
The feature could make the setup process for a new Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphone easier than ever, but there is currently no information on whether the older and newer device both need support for the updated Fast Pair feature.
9to5Google has accessed details of a recent version of the Google Play Services application that appears to suggest that Google is preparing to debut Android’s new Fast Pair feature on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. The South Korean conglomerate recently opened pre-orders for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series in India along with several other countries.
However, it is important to note that neither Google nor Samsung have confirmed any plans to respectively update the Fast Pair feature or add such feature to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series.