Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

With the first developer preview now available, Google is releasing more information about the new features included in Android P. So far, little is known about the features of the next iteration of Android OS. The two biggest rumored changes coming to Android P include support for atypical display types (such as those with a 'notch') and a revamped Material Design interface. The first smartphones to receive this feature is probably the next Google Pixel series this year, so we will just have to wait and see. According to XDA-Developers, one of these will be the ability to turn your phone into a Bluetooth input device so it can be used as a wireless keyboard or mouse.

Ever wanted to use your Android as a keyboard or mouse for your computer?

Reports also shed lights on the fact that if your smartphone is enabled with the Bluetooth Profiles support, it would be able to function as a Hands-Free Profile (HFP) and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP).

This newest discovery was made by a XDA developer who found two commits to the OS enabling Bluetooth HIDD. These are used for voice calls and music streaming over Bluetooth. That means app developers can not create apps utilizing the service to enable your smartphone to be used as a basic keyboard/mouse input device. Implementing the Human Interface Device (HID) Bluetooth profile allows for input devices such as mice, keyboard, joysticks, and more to work.

Well, Google has not confirmed the support for this device yet, however in the coming days, the giant will come up with an official statement regarding the same to support the Bluetooth HID device in the future Android update. Should you need an input device in a pinch, your phone is nearly always around.

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