Google Pixel Buds 2 Look Set to Launch Alongside Pixel 4a

Joanna Estrada
January 22, 2020

With a ton of great tech built in, a lovely build, a tiny charging/carrying case, and all the features I've been waiting for in a set of wireless earbuds, the Pixel Buds had me extremely excited when they were officially announced. Sure, the first generation Pixel Buds were considered wireless because they used Bluetooth instead of a cable to pair with an Android or iOS phone.

According to a report by 9to5Google, Google Pixel Buds have turned up on the Bluetooth SIG. While the ear-worn accessory was introduced more than three months ago, Google doesn't plan on releasing the earable until this coming spring. While the Pixelbook Go stole the show for us, one other piece of hardware was announced that I personally was just as excited about: the new Pixel Buds. It will be priced at $179 and available in four colors: Black, White, Orange, and Mint.

This could make it tricky for the new Pixel Buds to truly compete with the 2019 AirPods, especially as they offer the same battery life - five hours from the buds alone, and up to 24 hours with the wireless charging case.

The second generation of Google's Pixel Buds are on the way, and they'll nearly certainly be revealed with the Pixel 4a if the Bluetooth certification is anything to go by. Those additional details only include the fact that the Bluetooth chip is made by Bestechnic (as opposed to Qualcomm) and supports Bluetooth 5.0 (which felt a bit like a given). For example, when you are moving from a moving subway to a quiet road, Pixel Buds will automatically reduce the volume.

Google will announce all of the Pixel Buds' new features before it is released; it will be interesting to see how the company plans on injecting AI capabilities into the device as it announced it would back in October.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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