Google's second-generation Pixel Buds may have just appeared in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing, indicating that the company's new true wireless earphones could reach their spring release window (via 9to5Google ).
Two new Google FCC registrations for wireless headphones appeared yesterday. The filings have two different model numbers, G1007 and G1008, which may correspond to one registration for each earphone. The documents do not explicitly state that these are the new Pixel Buds. A product that appears in the FCC is not always a confirmation that it is about to be launched. Given that Google has announced that the new Pixel Buds will be released sometime in the spring, it is likely that yesterday's documents will actually be for the new earbuds.
Google says the new Pixel Buds will have hands-free access to Google Assistant, passive noise cancellation, five hours of battery life on one charge, 24 hours of battery life with the case, and long-range Bluetooth that appears to be from up to three rooms away Your phone can stay connected. They cost $ 1
My colleague Nilay Patel had to hold and wear the new Pixel Buds shortly after their announcement, but the ones he tried didn't work yet, so it's unclear how good they will sound or whether you will keep Google's promises.
We're also waiting for Microsoft's $ 249 Surface Earbuds, which were also announced last October but were later postponed to spring. Both Google and Microsoft will face strong competition from Apple's popular AirPods and AirPods Pro, the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, and other real wireless earbuds.