Google would be working to natively introduce the ADB wireless feature. This is reported by the XDA-Developers portal, always ready to find clues about future operating system features. According to the source, the ideal candidate to host this feature is Android 11, the future version of the green robot that will debut next year. However, it is not possible to know for sure when and if ADB wireless will actually arrive.
The ADB – an acronym for Android Debug Bridge – is a very important function for developers and modding lovers. It allows them to control the smartphone via PC. Although there are methods that allow you to use ADB wirelessly, these are not very secure and are more complex. In fact, a static IP is required and data transfer is via simple text, which creates some security problems, especially if connected to an unreliable network.
Android 11 could bring the wireless ADB function
For this reason, we now prefer to use a wired connection. But things could change if Google were to implement the ADB natively and securely wirelessly in one of the future versions of Android. Analyzing the AOSP codes, it appears that users will have a button to activate the wireless ADB. In the developer’s options by creating a connection by scanning a QR code or entering a six-digit code.
It seems that Google is committing seriously in this regard but we are still in the very early stages. And it is not certain that ADB wireless could debut on Android 11. Although it is certainly the closest candidate.