Google is reportedly planning to introduce a brand new Android function that may let customers hyperlink their varied Android gadgets collectively, just like Continuity options throughout the Apple ecosystem. Android skilled Mishaal Rahman tweeted in regards to the potential function, noting that it may permit Android gadgets which are signed into the identical Google account to speak with one another.
This might allow options like “Name Switching,” which permits customers to leap between related gadgets throughout calls, and “Web Sharing,” which Android Authority speculates could possibly be a neater approach to rapidly arrange a private hotspot throughout the linked gadgets. Apple has the same call-switching function known as “iPhone Cell Calls” that enables customers to make and obtain calls from Apple gadgets like Macs and iPads signed into the identical Apple ID, offering they’re on the identical community because the person’s iPhone.
Android Authority additionally notes, nonetheless, that Apple’s “iPhone Cell Calls” function doesn’t permit customers to obtain calls from one other iPhone. The wording for Google’s “Name Switching” function (as seen within the screenshot offered by Rahman) means that it could possibly be used to change between totally different Android gadgets, together with telephones. So that you may be capable of decide up a name on a telephone and switch it to a different linked telephone or one thing just like the Pixel Pill. We gained’t know for positive till Google formally pronounces this, but when it’s real then this could possibly be helpful for people who want to hold multiple telephone.
Rahman claims that the “Hyperlink Your Gadgets” menu will seem underneath Settings > Google > Gadgets & Sharing within the system settings as soon as the function is formally launched. Google has but to announce the Android system linking function, not to mention a launch date. We’ve reached out for remark from Google and can replace this story ought to we hear again.