Android 12 came with tons of new improved and amazing features and a great new interface design in the form of a nice background , but similar things sadly were not done in time. These include an aid for Bluetooth Low Energy Audio (LE Audio), This represents the future of wireless audio streaming for hearing aids and hearingphones. This sounds like next year’s Android 13 May finally add some support for the trending standard.
Mishaal Rahman a developer sighted a commit in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which show that Google recently merged the LE Audio codec (LC3) and this is a new addition to system settings as a new option. If you are connecting to an audio device, the codec will consume the highest priority, which means that supported devices will automatically establish a LE Audio connection before any other. Rahman is not very certain if these patches will be enough to get LE Audio working already, but he’s certain that the feature will be set when Android 13 launches.
Bluetooth LE Audio is a big feature this is because it will launch amazing offers massively improved battery life and an efficient stable connection, a increase in audio quality. Together with it’s killer battery life, Bluetooth LE Audio might also support different streams to a lot than one pair of headphones, this will make it easy to enjoy a movie or some music with friends directly from your phone or tablet. Hearing aids will also have great gain from the technology, this will make them necessarily equal to end user products that renders equal wireless calling capabilities and audio streaming varieties .
Google recently just introduced a massive support for Bluetooth LE Audio API in Android 12, but it has been proven that is not enough for full support and just some groundwork. This new commits are great and amazing indicators that Google is set to finally launch proper LE Audio support to Android, though.
A lot of headphones ,AirPods , and hearing aids are yet to support Bluetooth LE Audio, and this will obviously be restricted to high-end devices in the near future. This same goes for Android phones, high-end chips will be needed like the Snapdragon 888 and 865+ and trendy to get it to work on current hardware. But if past Bluetooth versions are any indication, This will not take longer until more affordable models come up, and then a lot of people will be able to take advantage of it.