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Android 13 Tipped to Include Tap-to-Transfer Playback Feature

Android 13 has many months away but details of a new audio and media-related feature, is in the works for the next version of Google’s operating system for smartphones, spot online.

As per reports Google working on a new feature that could allow users to move media playback between devices.

This feature could offer similar functionality as Apple’s Handoff feature that allows iPhone owners to transfer media to and from the Apple’s HomePod speakers.

Google is also working on redesigning the operating system’s output picker for media on Android 13, as per report.

As per Android Police, Google is shown to be working on a feature to inform users on their Android phones of available audio devices nearby.

This feature could work with Google’s Casting protocol, use in its Chromecast devices and its smart speakers, as per the report.

The demo of the feature leak by Android Police shows a small on-screen chip advising a user to move closer to the device in order to play audio.

Which suggests that the feature could use hardware on a user’s device like an Ultra-wideband (UWB) chip or Near Field Communication (NFC), according to the report. 

But it is currently unclear whether Google devices will be support, or the functionality will be available to other devices.

As per other report by Android Police, Google could also be redesigning the audio output picker for the next Android version, or Android 13.

The output picker is a feature that was adds in Android 10 allowing users to select from a list of available devices that can play music near them, such as smart speakers, wireless earbuds and more.

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In the work-in-progress look at the new output picker source by Android Police, Google appears to have given the picker round corners, redesign volume sliders showing the device’s name, active devices are denote with a tick, while unavailable devices are grey out.

As there are still many months until the next version of Android is release, it is too early to tell whether the MTT feature will be available in its current form, or whether it will even make it to the next Android release.

Google could also decide to hold the feature back for longer, such as the scrolling screenshots feature that was not ready in time for Android 11.

The redesign output picker could also see improvements or redesigns before the next version of Android or Android 13 is release later this year.


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