Google is working on Fast Pair low battery notifications for styluses

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Google is about to launch a feature for its Fast Pair technology which will provide low battery notifications for styluses. For those who don’t know, Fast Pair is a feature that allows devices to quickly and easily connect to other devices using Bluetooth. It’s unclear when this feature will be released, but 9to5Google’s APK Insight suggests it’s in development.

Since its launch, Fast Pair has expanded to support a variety of devices beyond just Bluetooth headphones, including smart watches and Matter connected home devices.

It seems like the next category of devices for Fast Pair will be styluses, specifically in preparation for the upcoming Pixel tablet. This would allow easy and quick pairing of styluses to the tablet, which could improve the user experience.

The next Pixel Tablet is expected to support USI Pens, which are designed to work across multiple devices and platforms. Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 revealed information about pen charging notifications and an update to Google Play Services for Wear OS includes strings “fast_pair_stylusanalogous to low battery notifications for Bluetooth headsets, suggesting that Fast Pair will be used to provide these notifications for styluses.

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This will allow users to easily track the battery level of the pen, thus avoiding power outages while using it on the Pixel tablet. The update to the Services Settings app, which powers the Pixel’s Battery widget, added a generic “bt_styluswhich further confirms it.

A stylus for the Pixel Tablet?

The feature will allow users to see the pen’s current battery percentage in the Battery widget, making it easier to track the pen’s battery level without having to go to settings or connect it to another device. This feature will enhance the user experience by providing easy to access and comprehensive battery notifications for the pen used in the upcoming Pixel tablet.

The 9to5Google report suggests that Google may also release a stylus for the Pixel Tablet, providing a seamless and integrated user experience. The charging method for this stylus is still unclear, but wireless charging is likely. The Pixel Tablet’s design lacks a clear charging surface on the side edges, but it remains to be seen how Google will implement this feature.