Android Police shared a mock-up of the user interface that is supposed to be a new feature in Android 13, labeled as the “Media TTT” workflow – where TTT stands for tap to transfer.
Media TTT feature interface is being tested in Android 13
The screenshot shows a small message at the top that says “Move closer to play on DEMO” in one image and “Playing on DEMO” in another.
This function could work similarly to the Hand off audio feature on Apple’s HomePod smart speaker, which allows users to hold an iPhone or iPod Touch near the HomePod to set the speaker as an output.
The Hand off audio feature combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but it’s unclear what mechanism Google will use if the functionality is actually included in Android 13. Google may use Chromecast or Bluetooth, but it’s unclear if it will. What technology to use to share files.
Apparently the goal of the new feature is to allow Android smartphone users to easily transfer music from their phone to another device, be it for a Nest speaker or a Chromecast device.
It is expected that Android 13 will likely begin to be released this fall, with developer previews and betas appearing in the coming months. Android 12L is expected to launch at the end of the first quarter of 2022, while Android 12 is still being gradually rolled out to products in the market.