Android peripherals and accessories

Using a suite of standard protocols, you can implement compelling peripherals and other accessories that extend Android capabilities in 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 3.5 mm headset and USB headset specifications, while users can 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 (AOA) protocol.

» Custom accessories