Google’s new Pixel Buds could hit spring release date, as they may have just hit the FCC


Google’s second-generation Pixel Buds could have simply appeared in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings, indicating that the corporate’s new true wi-fi earbuds might hit their spring launch window (via 9to5Google).

Two new FCC filings from Google for wi-fi earphones appeared yesterday. The filings have two totally different mannequin numbers, G1007 and G1008, presumably correlating to at least one submitting for every earbud. The filings don’t particularly state that these are the brand new Pixel Buds, and a product showing on the FCC isn’t all the time a affirmation that it’ll launch imminently. But provided that Google has mentioned the brand new Pixel Buds will come out someday in spring, it appears seemingly that yesterday’s filings are certainly for the brand new earbuds.

Google says the brand new Pixel Buds could have hands-free entry to Google Assistant, passive noise cancellation, 5 hours of battery life on one cost, 24 hours of battery life with the case, and long-range Bluetooth that may apparently keep linked to your cellphone from as much as three rooms away. They’ll price $179.

My colleague Nilay Patel acquired to carry and put on the brand new Pixel Buds shortly after they had been introduced, however the ones he tried weren’t really working but, so it’s unclear how good they’ll sound or in the event that they’ll stay as much as Google’s guarantees.

We’re additionally nonetheless ready on Microsoft’s $249 Surface Earbuds, which had been additionally first introduced final October however had been later delayed to this spring. Both Google and Microsoft will face fierce competitors from Apple’s fashionable AirPods and AirPods Pro, Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Plus, and different true wi-fi earbuds.