Google’s famed true wireless earbuds — the Pixel Buds 2 — might launch as soon as this month. The wearables were first announced back in October and were recently listed on the website of US-based retailer Abt Electronics. Google has officially canceled its annual Google I/O conference, which was scheduled for May 12-14, Google will likely find a way to communicate all of its planned announcements through other means. It is widely expected that the official release of the Pixel Buds 2 — which are officially named “Pixel Buds” — will be among those announcements.
According to 9to5Google, the retailer is sending out emails to all those who preordered the next-gen TWS earbuds. The email apparently quotes information from Google itself. It claims that the Pixel Buds 2 will arrive at the retailer’s warehouse sometime in late April or early May.
Pixel Buds 2 is leaps and bounds ahead of the original Pixel Buds, which debuted back in October 2017. Google went back to the drawing board and came up with a new design — scrapping the frustrating wires that tethered the two Buds together on the inaugural model, while also introducing a slimmer, more discreet body that sits flush with the ear.
You can access Google Assistant hands-free by simply saying, “Hey, Google.” The Buds come equipped with sensors to pick up ambient noise and adjust speaker volume and microphone range accordingly. Google has also said that the Buds come with beamforming microphones and sensors. Thus, it allows for better experience while talking on the phone.
According to Google, the Buds will stay connected up to three rooms away while you are indoors. The outdoor connection range is as long as a football field. The battery life Google Pixel Buds 2 is more or less the same as the AirPods. The new Pixel Buds charging case delivers an additional 19 hours of battery life.
The cost was set at $179.00, which matches what Google initially said the buds would cost. While the item name is recorded as ‘Pixel Buds 2,’ both Google’s underlying declaration and the beforehand distributed B&H item posting essentially called them ‘Pixel Buds,’ so the official name likely does exclude the number.