The Android community presents CAPod, a complementary app to use AirPods on Android that is also free and open source.
If you have switched from iPhone to Android something quite rare these days, surely you have realized that there is no app that allows you to use your AirPods wireless headphones with all their functions on Android and it is that Apple is still determined to keep its services and products within the walls of Cupertino.
We are facing a case similar to that of the transfer of files between iOS and Android via Bluetooth, that Apple sticks to its exclusive AirDrop protocol, and in this case, although you can connect the AirPods to an Android mobile and listen to your music or make calls the truth is that until now, and although Google has published most of its apps and services also on iOS, there is no companion app that allows us to get the most out of it to none of the apple’s truly wireless headphones.
The AirPods are designed to be used only with Apple products. And we were saying until now because the developer community has gotten down to work, and indeed since xda-developers introduce us to CAPod, the first AirPods management app for Android which is also open source and totally free for users. Right here we leave you the link to your presentation and download page in the Google Play Store:Download (Free) CAPod – Companion for AirPods | Google Play Store 3 advantages and 2 disadvantages of using AirPods with an Android mobile Entre the features that were missing without the companion app in Android for the AirPods there were precisely some key options such as the battery check available on each headset individually, as well as in the charging case, or also the possibility of modifying playback controls headphones.
And this is precisely what CAPod comes to offer us, which becomes the most decent alternative to effectively pair Apple AirPods with any Android device extending its functionality outside of the iOS ecosystem.
This is how the ‘CAPod’ app appears on an Android smartphone. If you liked AirPods but were not satisfied with the default options, which are the only ones possible on Android, with CAPod you can scan the environment of the smartphone to find compatible Apple or Beats headphone models, revealing an information card that will show us a lot of useful information: signal parameters, the status of the device, the battery percentage separately for each earphone and its case, whether each earphone is put in the box or in the ear, whether audio is playing or not, which earphone is acting as a microphone, and so on… The app promises to improve, and despite offering us multiple data that was impossible to obtain on Android, for now still can’t afford us to reassign the controls or enable AirPods compatibility with smart assistants on android something that would be ideal to complete the circle.
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