Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
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Android P will Include Bluetooth HID Device Profile Service to Smartphones

Android P will Include Bluetooth HID Device Profile Service to Smartphones

Ahead of the release, we have come across a few rumors that hint at the upcoming features of the next 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.

Being able to use your Android smartphone as a mouse or keyboard via Bluetooth can make it easier to handle presentations or use it as a wireless media remote control.

Back in 2014, a patch was submitted by a member of Qualcomm's CodeAurora forums that adds support for the Bluetooth HID device role.

According to a report on XDADevelopers the Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) profile has been enabled in the latest version of the Android.

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.

Bluetooth-enabled devices can offer support for what are called "Bluetooth Profiles".

The new Android P Developer Preview 1 includes some visual changes to the Quick Settings menu.

While there will likely be several additional new features added to Android P before it's released to the public this fall, it seems clear that Android P will not be a massive update. 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. If one wishes to get the functionality and use them on the smartphone, one can download the root-enabled apps which are available on the Google Play Store, of which our recommendation goes for True Mouse/KB or Bluetooth+.

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