Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

  • Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

This will allow your Android P powered handset to be used as a QWERTY keyboard or mouse using Bluetooth. Today, we're also confident that Android P will finally add support for the Bluetooth HID device profile service, which will allow for your smartphone to be used as a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse.

The same concept is current offered by Samsung's own DeX Pad which turns the Samsung Galaxy S9 phones into a desktop PC when docked in.

Enabling the Bluetooth feature will allow you to use various "Bluetooth Profiles" such as Hands-Free-Profile and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile that helps in transmitting uncompressed audio signals while calling or listing to music, making it a better experience. This is kind of a Human Interface device. Apparently, app developers can not create apps those make use of the service to double your smartphone as a basic keyboard or mouse for input. It's been a while since we are hearing the same concept, however Google has never supported it until now. But Android P could make the feature more mainstream by offering support for this feature on all future smartphones and also add the option to use the phone as a keyboard. However, according to reports, Google is expected to enable it with the release of Android P later this year.

As of default, the Android OS is capable of supporting the implementation of HID in Bluetooth stack.

Developers can get more information next week on the Android P developer preview here, with more information slated to be released at the Google I/O 2018 conference in May. While Google has not yet confirmed the news, we can expect to know more about the new OS when the Android P Developer Preview 1 is rolled out on Pi Day next week. We would let you update with every single updates made by the giant in the coming days.