Google’s second-generation Pixel Buds might have simply appeared in Federal Communications Fee (FCC) filings, indicating that the corporate’s new true wi-fi earbuds may hit their spring launch window (via 9to5Google).
Two new FCC filings from Google for wi-fi earphones appeared yesterday. The filings have two totally different mannequin numbers, G1007 and G1008, probably correlating to 1 submitting for every earbud. The filings don’t particularly state that these are the brand new Pixel Buds, and a product showing on the FCC isn’t all the time a affirmation that it’ll launch imminently. However on condition that Google has stated the brand new Pixel Buds will come out someday in spring, it appears seemingly that yesterday’s filings are certainly for the brand new earbuds.
Google says the brand new Pixel Buds can have hands-free entry to Google Assistant, passive noise cancellation, 5 hours of battery life on one cost, 24 hours of battery life with the case, and long-range Bluetooth that may apparently keep related to your cellphone from as much as three rooms away. They’ll value $179.
My colleague Nilay Patel acquired to carry and put on the brand new Pixel Buds shortly after they have been introduced, however the ones he tried weren’t truly working but, so it’s unclear how good they are going to sound or in the event that they’ll dwell as much as Google’s guarantees.
We’re additionally nonetheless ready on Microsoft’s $249 Floor Earbuds, which have been additionally first introduced final October however have been later delayed to this spring. Each Google and Microsoft will face fierce competitors from Apple’s in style AirPods and AirPods Professional, Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Plus, and different true wi-fi earbuds.