Google prepares the support for headphones compatible with Android

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    According to data from the World Health Organization, about 500 million people in the world suffer from hearing loss. A figure that could bend a little more than 30 years, according to their predictions. Basing on these data, Google announced that work on a adaptive systems-of-hearing to improve the (accessibility of their mobile operating system.

    To do this has presented the characteristics of this support of open type, which is called the ASHA () relay audio to support audio, in English), details on the website of Android Source, with the features and detailed requirements.

    ASHA and Bluetooth Low Energy to give voice to the hearing aids from your Android phone

    in Summary, it seems that ASHA will try to hearing aids adapted in much the same way as you treat the rest of the audio systems for Bluetooth. It will be possible to connect, match and monitor the status of the same from the phone. This system to the systems of hearing callers with Bluetooth Low Energy in its version 4.2 or higher.

    In this case, and as it is reasonable to expect, look for a relay of the audio with low latency but does not impact very negatively on the autonomy of the same, in addition to keep the sound synchronized between the left and right side.

    this is Not a standard already completed, but the people in this development team of Android expected to go on ‘evolving’ and adapting to their users. Yes, because that is already published, hearing aid manufacturers can now start to develop compatible models with this feature.

    Without a doubt good news for all, and not only those that today make use of these devices to help the hearing. And is that who knows if we will have to make use of them in the future.

    Source | Android Developers, Android Source

    The news Google prepares support for headphones compatible with Android was originally published in Xataka Android by David Ortiz .

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    Google prepares the support for headphones compatible with Android
    August 17, 2018

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