Google is set to give smart earbuds another go by introducing a second generation pair of its Pixel Buds.
According to a source familiar with the project, spilling the details to 9to5 Google, the Pixel Buds 2 will be introduced soon.
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Google has already announced a hardware event for the 15 October, where its new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone is expected to be unveiled.
The handset is strongly rumored to land alongside a host of other devices, so, if there’s any truth to the new report, expect to see them then.
No other details are shared about the incoming Google hearable, unfortunately, aside from the knowledge of its existence. We also don’t know if the buds will be wired like the original, or whether Google will make another push with live translation.
The first Pixel Buds launched in 2017, and it’s fair to say they were an abject failure. The $159 headphones were oddly designed, with sound leaks and plenty of issues with translation.
If Google does introduce a new pair, it has a lot of work to do to convince potential buyers it’s more attractive than the industry leader, the Apple AirPods.
Amazon recently joined the hearable party, too, introducing its Echo Buds, alongside a pair of smartglasses and a smart ring at its own hardware event.
The hearable landscape has changed since Google entered it, so we hope it has something special to show off if and when the Pixel Buds 2 are made official.