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Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse
Theresa Hayes | 07 March, 2018, 17:23

Google is expected to release the first version of the Android P Developer preview around mid-March. The report mentions that the relevant APIs of the feature have been un-hidden, suggesting that the Android devices running on Android P will be able to use the feature. At Google I/O 2018, Google could further elaborate the major features of Android P. But soon in the future, it's possible that all Android devices will be able to do so too, according to online sources here and here, the next-in-line Android P could add that feature making the phone function as a keyboard or trackpad.

Well, Google has not confirmed the support for this device yet, however in the coming days, the giant will come up with an official statement regarding the same to support the Bluetooth HID device in the future Android update.

Android P to make your phone a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse

The way this feature will work on Android P phones is quite simple - by using wireless Bluetooth technology. And, the latest of them is something that will allow you to use your smartphone as a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. 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.

According to various sources, the new Android P will support the Bluetooth HID profile. 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. Until then, if you want to get this functionality from your smartphone, you can download root-enabled apps available on the Google Play Store such as True Mouse/KB or Bluetooth+ on your smartphone to use it as an input device. Samsung and Huawei are two companies that are already trying their hands at this kind of a feature.