Last year, Google announced a host of new products at its Made by Google event alongside the Pixel 4. Part of the hardware products on display was a dummy version of its next-generation Pixel Buds which was still in production at that time. Ahead of its Spring 2020 release, the Google Pixel Buds is shown to have undergone Bluetooth certification.
Apple’s Airpods seems to be the number one in the market at this time but the upcoming Google Pixel Buds is expected to provide stiff competition. From the listing with Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Google is expected to release two models of the Pixel Buds with model numbers G1007 and G1008. This could also suggest two charging cases as opposed to two variants of the Pixel Buds.
The listing also gave a brief description of the hardware which Google already spoke about at this Made by Google 2019 event.
“Google Pixel buds deliver rich audio, clear calls, and hands‑free help from the Google Assistant. They are designed for your comfort, based on scans of thousands of ears. The customized, secure fit while the ambient vent keeps you open to the world around you.”
The hardware for the next-generation Pixel Buds is made by Bestechnic. Google opt against using Qualcomm chip and there will be no aptX codec. The Pixel Buds supports the standard Bluetooth 5.0 as seen in the Bluetooth SIG listing.
Google has integrated its “Hey Google” assistant support just like Apple’s “Hey Siri”. The Pixel Buds features a sleek design and has a 5-hour battery life. Its retail price is set at $179 and you can join the waiting list here.