Accessories for Android

Implement compelling accessories to extend the capabilities of your users' Android-powered devices. Android relies on a suite of standard protocols you can implement in your accessories to be compatible with a wide range of Android-powered devices.

Audio Accessories

Android supports local on-device audio and remote off-device audio over a wired 3.5 mm headset jack, USB connection, or Bluetooth. Manufacturers should see the wired audio headset specification, while users may learn how to record and play back audio using USB host mode.

» Audio Accessories

Custom Accessories

What do you want to connect to your Android device? Alarm clock? Keyboard? Thermostat? Robot? Learn how to connect existing equipment or your own unique hardware to Android using the Android Open Accessory Protocol.

» Custom Accessories