A rumour has it that Google is working on new wireless earphones.
It’s well knowledge that Google I/O is primarily a software conference. We may expect to learn a lot about Android 13 when the 2022 I/O conference kicks out a week from now, but we might also expect to see a lot of Google Pixel Buds Pro if a recent rumour is accurate.
According to Google’s chief operating officer, Sundar Pichai, the Pixel 6a is expected to be unveiled at Google I/O 2022, which has many people speculating that it would be a cheaper variant of the Pixel 6 series. In the same way, the long-rumored Pixel Watch might make its debut during the developers’ conference, even if it’s only Google showcasing certain features and delaying the watch’s release.
However, it seems like Google is working on a new product. And leaker Jon Prosser appears to indicate that we’ll soon be able to witness this technology in action.
These are Google Pixel Buds Pro, an upgraded model that takes aim at the Apple AirPods and a variety of other Samsung Galaxy Bud models, all of which have wireless earbuds as their main competitors. This week, Prosser confirmed that the upgraded earphones would be available “soon,” through Twitter.
Color possibilities for Pixel Buds Pro are listed in the following tweet: Red Carbon Limoncello Fog.
In terms of leaking, Prosser has a decent track record, but it’s not without flaws. It took until the summer for the Pixel Bud A-Series to show up, as Prosser had anticipated they would last until mid-April last year.
The Pixel Buds Pro aren’t being announced at Google I/O, but that’s what we’re assuming, given the tweet says they’ll be available soon, and the developer conference starts on May 11th, which fits the meaning of “soon.”
Active noise cancellation, which is currently lacking in Google’s earbud portfolio, might be included in the Pixel Buds Pro. In items like the Apple AirPods Pro you’ll discover this feature, thus Google should include it to its audio offerings too. We were also let down by the Pixel Buds 2’s battery life.
Although there haven’t been many reports about Google’s intentions for a new range of wireless earbuds, we can make some educated guesses about what the Pixel Buds Pro may provide. Google I/developer-centric O’s attitude may put doubt on the alleged earbuds’ nearness to delivery. But we’ll know for sure in a week, when Google I/O kicks off on May 11 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT with the keynote address.