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Technology Pixel Buds 2 are likely to be announced later this month, source says

23:45  02 october  2019
23:45  02 october  2019 Source:   techradar.com

Pixel 4 to get brand new Pixel Buds 2 wireless earbuds

  Pixel 4 to get brand new Pixel Buds 2 wireless earbuds The Pixel 4 rumor frenzy continues with a brand new development that doesn’t necessarily concern the upcoming fourth-gen Google phones. Google is reportedly going to launch a brand new version of its Pixel Buds earphones, tentatively named Pixel Buds 2, that will replace the first generation that arrived a couple of years ago. Like Apple, Google launched its own wireless headphones to make up for the absence of the 3.5mm headphone jack, which went away when the Pixel 2 arrived. The Pixel 4 will also lack a headphone jack, not that we expected Google to resurrect the audio port. However, the Pixel Buds aren’t exactly AirPods alternatives.

While there’s not a ton of information floating around about them, a new source claims that the Google Pixel Buds 2 are likely to be announced at this month’s Made by Google event, if not sooner.

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That source recently spoke to 9to5Google, and says Google will soon introduce second-generation wireless earbuds, although they didn't mention the Google event by name.

However, that event, which is scheduled to take place on October 15, is virtually guaranteed to be where the company shows off the Google Pixel 4, alongside other new hardware.

As for the Pixel Buds 2, the timing is right for a second generation; it’s been two years since the launch of the original Pixel Buds, and a new Google phone could be the perfect companion for the next-gen earbuds.

Google’s new Pixel Buds are coming spring 2020 for $179

  Google’s new Pixel Buds are coming spring 2020 for $179 With an ‘intricate origami’ redesignThe new Pixel Buds come in a larger, egg-shaped case versus the flatter case of its predecessor.

Will the Pixel Buds 2 be wireless or true wireless?

The big question about Google's next pair of earbuds is whether they'll be simply wireless, like the original Pixel Buds, or true wireless like Apple's AirPods. The former design has a cord that connects the two buds, while the latter is completely wire-free.

It would certainly make sense for Google to go wire-free with its next generation of earbuds, especially now that true wireless earbuds have become relatively common - although that's no guarantee that it will.

In terms of price, Google put out the original Pixel Buds at $159 / £159, which seems like a plausible price point for the company to target again with the Pixel Buds 2.

In any event, we'll be on the ground in New York City for the Made By Google event later this month - and we'll be sure to keep an ear out for Google's new 'buds.

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Google discontinues Clips, the AI-powered camera you forgot about .
While Google was busy showcasing its latest devices yesterday, it was also, more quietly, pulling the plug on a few others. Today, it confirmed that it has removed its Clips camera from the Google Store. Google Clips was a short-lived camera that users were meant to position around their homes. It had artificially intelligent auto-capture and promised to record clips when it saw something interesting, like something cute your kid or pet might do before you had a chance to grab your camera.Clips cost $250 and didn't have the best ratings -- users said it was unpredictable and unreliable. So it's not surprising that Google is doing away with the device.

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