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Android 13 rumored to ship with Bluetooth LE Audio

Android 13 rumored to ship with Bluetooth LE Audio
  • PublishedJanuary 26, 2022

The upcoming Android 13 will reporterdly improve Bluetooth audio streaming. Google is gearing up to integrate Bluetooth LE Audio, which will improve future headphones and hearing aids. The Bluetooth Low Energy Audio technology is the fitire of wireless audio streaming for headphones and hearing aids. According to sources, the Bluetooth LE Audio standard will find limelight in the Android 13, expected to release in 2022.

The tipster Mishaal Rahman recently spotted a commit in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which showed that Google recently merged the LE Audio codec and has added it to system settings as a new option. The codecs takes the highest priority when establishing connectivity with an audio device. The supported devices will try to establish a LE Audio connection before any other. Rahman observes that the new feature will be ready when Android 13 launches in 2022.

Bluetooth LE AUdio drastically improves battery life and offers stable connectivity without drop in audio quality. The upcoming technology preeovides support for multiple streams with multiple pair of headphones.

The reports indicates that hearing aids will also benefit from the technology, which make it equivalent to the same wireless calling capabilities and audio streaming options. Even though Google introduced support for Bluetooth LE Audio API in Android 12, it’s just a groundwork for adding complete support.

Going forward, we can expect launch of audio accessories like headphones with Bluetooth LE Audio. However, the Android devices require advanced chipsets such as Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 865+ chipsets to integrate the new feature.

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Anand Narayanaswamy

Anand Narayanaswamy is the founder of Android Rules and is an active blogger and social media influencer. Anand had contributed several articles for various publishers across the world. He is also an active contributor to a popular India-based technology magazine. He also works as a social media influencer for various popular brands. Anand can be reached at netans@gmail.com

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