Android P will let Autofill automatically work within web browsers

09 March, 2018, 03:25 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
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Huawei also allows you to use some of its phones as a trackpad in its own PC mode.

Requiring root to use this feature makes it hard for a vast majority of users.

According to the report, Android did not implement support for HID in the Bluetooth stack of the previous Android versions, making it hard for developers to enable the Bluetooth feature through third-party apps. Once the required Bluetooth code is enabled in stock Android natively, you won't have to root your phone to use your phone as a mouse/keyboard.

Speed Reading is an app to help you read fast
Speed Reading is an app to help you read fast. Google Play Store

However, according to a new report by XDA Developers, suggest that Android P could add support for Bluetooth HID (human interface device) profile service that will turn your Android device into a wireless Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse. While a patch for this was committed back in December 2016, it was disabled, but Android P will most likely enable it. Although, the Bluetooth HID profile concept has been around for a while, but Google never supported it until now. However, native Bluetooth HID support in Android P would mean that all devices running the operating system can be used as input devices over Bluetooth without requiring rooting the device. Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2 will be few of the first devices to get the Android P update and access to the new features. With this feature enabled, it will allow your phone to tell the device that your phone is connected to that your phone is a mouse, keyboard, joystick or more depending on the profile sent.

Using a phone as a trackpad might be useful to control workplace presentations, or as a media remote whenever there is better solution.




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