New Google Pixel Buds go through Bluetooth certification

Enrique, 21 January 2020

During the MadeByGoogle launch event last October, Google announced a few new hardware products including the Pixel 4 duo, the PixelBook Go, and Google unveiled the next-generation Pixel Buds. Sadly, those Pixel Buds were only in the prototype stage of production. Finally, we’re seeing some materialization of the new truly wireless Buds.

The new Pixel Buds were just spotted in a new Bluetooth Certification listing. There are two model numbers attached to the listing: G1007 and G1008. We wonder if there will be two variants of the Pixel Buds or if each number represents the Buds separate from the charging case.

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 new Pixel Buds are certified for Bluetooth 5.0 and fall under the “Mobile Phone Accessory” category. The new Buds won’t support Qualcomm’s aptX codec though, since there’s no Qualcomm hardware inside – it’s made by Bestechnic.

The 2020 Pixel Buds were initially promised to arrive in spring of this year. Given this timeframe, they might be ready just in time for Google I/O in May. Until then, you can join Google's official waitlist.



Reader comments

  • Chris
  • 31 Jan 2020
  • 3PS

So basically a cheap Chinese brand is supplying the chip so Google can cut costs but charge more than Airpods. Lack of Aptx is a big let down and the air vent is a concern for me as it seems that will kill the passive noise isolation so it would let ...

I was thinking about upgrading from my Galaxy Buds, but not having aptX support is a let down and will likely stick with my Buds for another year or two.

  • Hate copy cats
  • 22 Jan 2020
  • rRU

Why the hell would Google do yet another failed replica of another successful product of Apple? Where the hell is your innovation? The good Google has died. Under this CEO google is no more than a money making machine.

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