With more smartphone makers ditching the headphone jack, it means that more users are starting to transition to wireless headphones. While going wireless is a welcoming gesture, the downside is that it requires a battery, which means that they need to be constantly charged and users can run into situations where they’re out of juice.
However, the good news for Android users is that with the upcoming Android Q update, Google will start to show more detailed battery life on wireless headphones, meaning that you won’t suddenly run out of battery one day, as the percentage will let you know when it is a good time to start charging it.
According to Google,
AS TRUE WIRELESS STEREO (TWS) HEADPHONES CONTINUE TO GAIN MOMENTUM IN THE MARKET AND WITH USERS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BUILD SYSTEM-WIDE SUPPORT FOR TWS.
LATER THIS YEAR, TWS HEADSETS WITH FAST PAIR WILL BE ABLE TO BROADCAST INDIVIDUAL BATTERY INFORMATION FOR THE CASE AND BUDS.
THIS ENABLES FEATURES SUCH AS CASE OPEN AND CLOSE BATTERY NOTIFICATIONS AND PER-COMPONENT BATTERY REPORTING THROUGHOUT THE UI.
In addition, Google will also be making changes to its Fast Pair feature such as introducing a “Find My Device” feature in the app and website, allowing users to track down missing devices.