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Google Pixel Buds Stories July 28

Google is on a roll with new hardware releases, the latest are the Pixel Buds Pro which aim to correct a few issues that the re-released Pixel Buds suffered from back in 2022. Are they a major step up and worth an upgrade? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories July 26

These days, we’re just floating in a sea of truly wireless earbuds that all sort of do the same thing for too much money. While Google has been working with truly wireless earbuds for years now, the first-party buds to come from the company haven’t always been heavy hitters. Now, Google is launching and shipping out the newest in its Pixel Buds lineup – the Pixel Buds Pro. So how did we get here?

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Google Pixel Buds Stories July 22

Google Pixel Buds FAQ: What’s the difference, and which one should you buy?

Truly wireless earbuds are a great way to bring music, podcasts, and more along with you, but it can be difficult to choose which is the right one for you. In this guide, we’ll answer some of the biggest questions around Google Pixel Buds, including which model might be right for you.

Google Pixel Buds Stories May 21

Google’s legacy in earbuds is… complicated. There’s been a lot to love with the Pixel Buds series, but also some serious mistakes. Now, we’re preparing for the launch of the Pixel Buds Pro, and they have to learn from Google’s mistakes and problems to date.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories May 11

This year at Google I/O 2022, Google is focusing on bringing us brand-new hardware. One product of this year’s event is Google’s new addition to Google’s headphone lineup, the Pixel Buds Pro.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories March 1

Google’s first two attempts in the massive wireless audio market didn’t go over super well, but its latest release in the Pixel Buds A-Series has been well received overall. Now, in line with a desire to “distinguish” its future first-party audio products, Google has been quietly buying up audio-related IP, including an entire team from Synaptics.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories October 15, 2021

The Pixel Fall Launch isn’t just reserved for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. In fact, we’re going to see an added selection of products, services, and even a little software added to the Made by Google lineup. Here’s what to expect:

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Google Pixel Buds Stories September 14, 2021

You can now use Pixel Buds and Galaxy Buds with Nintendo Switch; here’s how

With the latest update to the Nintendo Switch, you can now pair Bluetooth headphones including Google Pixel Buds and Samsung Galaxy Buds. Here’s how to get started.

Google Pixel Buds Stories August 25, 2021

The latest version of the Pixel Buds app for Android adds a home screen widget that Pixel owners may find particularly useful.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories July 19, 2021

Pixel Buds A-Series officially launched in the US and Canada last week after being announced at the start of June. The 2nd-gen Pixel Buds are now completely “out of stock” in those two countries in a possible sign that Google has discontinued the headphones.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories June 3, 2021

Google fixed the frustrating audio cutouts on Pixel Buds A-Series — Here’s how

Today, Google launched its widely-leaked, more affordable earbuds, the Pixel Buds A-Series. The $99 buds aren’t really all that different compared to their $180 big brother, but because of that, we have to address the elephant in the room: Does Pixel Buds A-Series suffer from the same audio cutouts as the originals?

Google Pixel Buds Stories May 23, 2021

The last update to Pixel Buds with an accompanying changelog came in September with a fix for audio cutouts, while that was preceded by a feature drop the month before. One upcoming new capability for the Pixel Buds could be the ability to see remaining battery life in hours on Android 12.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories May 3, 2021

While all the speculation is currently focused on cheaper Google earbuds, there have been some recent developments around the 2nd-generation model. The latest involves several US retailers applying a rather significant $50 discount on the current Google Pixel Buds.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories April 30, 2021

Google’s Pixel Buds were praised when they first came out for their comfortable design, awesome features, and more. In the year since, though, they’ve also been associated with infuriating Bluetooth connection issues and other things. So are Pixel Buds actually worth buying at their current $129 price?

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Google Pixel Buds Stories April 11, 2021

As we’ve reported and spotted, Google’s next wireless earbuds are the “Pixel Buds A.”  The launch of a presumed cheaper model should not impact the second-generation pair launched a year ago. That said, the Pixel Buds are no longer available in Oh So Orange.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories April 5, 2021

Perhaps in an effort to bolster future Pixel Buds or AR products, Google recently acquired Dysonics, a 3D audio startup.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories March 23, 2021

Two new devices have arrived for certification by the FCC, and they look a great deal like a new set of Google Pixel Buds.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories March 6, 2021

What’s next for Google Pixel Buds?

The second-generation Pixel Buds are a little over 10 months old and gave Google a respectable pair of headphones following the original 2017 offering. Audio wearables are a very active category right now with rampant competition, and it would be smart for Made by Google not to wait 2-3 years before releasing another product, especially since there are many places they can take the line.

Google Pixel Buds Stories February 27, 2021

The folks at iOttie have crafted the “Made for Google” iON Wireless Duo, a 2-in-1 wireless charger designed to fit both the Pixel Buds and your favorite Android phone. Let’s take a closer look!

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Google Pixel Buds Stories February 12, 2021

Almost a year after their release, the Google Pixel Buds are still one of the best options for those on Android wanting a solid pair of earbuds that compete well with Apple’s own AirPod series.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories February 9, 2021

Google last updated the second-generation Assistant headphones in September with a fix for audio cutouts after a set interval. Firmware 553 is rolling out to Pixel Buds today, though an update changelog has yet to be provided.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories February 3, 2021

The latest update to the Pixel Buds app prepares to bring the ability to manually update to the newest firmware.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories January 16, 2021

Google’s second-generation Pixel Buds offer a fantastic fit and comfort, but could it be better? That’s the question that Comply is aiming to answer with their foam tips for the Pixel Buds. Let’s check them out!

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Google Pixel Buds Stories December 19, 2020

It looks like that you will soon be able to officially buy Pixel Buds compatible foam earbud tips directly from the Google Store after a listing inadvertently went live ahead of time on the online storefront.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories December 14, 2020

Google’s primary Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals have passed, but the official US (and Canadian) store now has a rare $20 discount on the Pixel Buds. This is a limited offer that’s only available until Sunday.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories September 16, 2020

Last month, the first Pixel Buds feature drop introduced a slew of new features from bass boost to Attention Alerts and disabling touch controls. Google is now back with firmware update 552 to address the Pixel Buds cutting out after a set interval.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories September 14, 2020

Google’s Pixel Buds are really good wireless earbuds and one of the most attractive features is the excellent case. If white isn’t your thing, though, Nomad makes a leather case for the Pixel Buds that is definitely worth considering.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories August 25, 2020

The very first proper August Pixel Buds Feature Drop has, well, dropped bringing with it a slew of new features that take one of the best Google Pixel companions and makes them even harder to ignore.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories August 20, 2020

What color Pixel Buds are you buying? [Poll]

Months after the official debut, Google has finally released Pixel Buds in a handful of other colors. After the long wait, what Pixel Buds color are you picking up?

Google Pixel Buds are now available in Just Black, Oh So Orange, and Quite Mint

Google’s second-generation Assistant headphones first launched in the US this April and more countries followed last month. As promised, Pixel Buds are now available in colors other than “Clearly White” in the US Google Store

The first “feature drop” — a parlance from Google phones — for Pixel Buds is today, and Google is introducing a slew of new capabilities. Highlights include bass boost, sharing detection, and Attention Alerts.

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After launching stateside in April, Google’s second-generation Assistant headphones saw an international release last month. The company promised more Pixel Buds (2020) colors in August, and they are now starting to hit retailers.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories August 17, 2020

Google’s second-generation Assistant headphones this month are expected to go on sale in more colors and pick up a software update. The company has yet to fully detail the contents of the new firmware version, but the Pixel Buds are now appearing in the Find My Device app.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories July 13, 2020

Google’s 2nd-generation Assistant headphones went on sale in nine countries today as part of the international launch. Next month will see more colors become available, as well as a Feature Drop-level update for Pixel Buds that adds new features and fixes audio cutouts.

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A couple of months after arriving in the US, Google today finally debuted Pixel Buds in more countries around the globe. Are you buying a pair? Or did Google wait too long?

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At the end of April, Google launched its 2nd-generation Assistant headphones alongside the Pixel 4 and Nest Mini in October. Initial availability was limited to the US, but Google today is bringing the new Pixel Buds Buds to the UK, Canada, and seven other countries as part of an international launch.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories July 10, 2020

A month after launch, Google rolled out the first update to Pixel Buds, and a more substantial one soon followed to address the “static” hiss. With more patches promised, Google has detailed how firmware updates work on Pixel Buds.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories June 22, 2020

Catalyst introduces waterproof case for Google Pixel Buds

Our coworkers over at 9to5Mac have enjoyed the availability of IP67 cases from Catalyst for Apple’s AirPods line. Now, Catalyst is launching a similar waterproof case for the second generation Google Pixel Buds.

Google Pixel Buds Stories June 19, 2020

Here’s where Google Pixel Buds are currently in stock [Updated]

Google’s Pixel Buds were announced all the way back in October of 2019, but they just hit the market earlier this month. Quickly, the wireless earbuds disappeared from virtual store shelves at many retailers, but if you time it right you can still get your hands on a pair. Here’s where Google Pixel Buds are still in stock.

Google Pixel Buds Stories June 15, 2020

Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds support the same Fast Pair features as Google Pixel Buds

Google has offered up its Fast Pair standard for headphones on Android for a while now, but few companies have actually adopted it. Now, a few weeks after their launch, we’re reminded that Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds support Fast Pair on Android, just like Google’s Pixel Buds.

Google Pixel Buds Stories June 13, 2020

The 2nd-generation Pixel Buds are one of the first Google Assistant headphones to support the latest Fast Pair features. Find My Device integration is not yet available, but the latest update to the Android app provides more details on how you’ll locate Pixel Buds and other Bluetooth accessories.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories June 10, 2020

After confirming it would fix Bluetooth issues in future updates, Google has now revealed that a new Pixel Buds firmware update is rolling out this week to address another longstanding issue — a static “hissing” sound.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories June 9, 2020

Google today sent out a wide-ranging survey to some Pixel Buds owners. Some have encountered audio cutouts since receiving the headphones six weeks ago. A Google employee on the official support forum today acknowledged the issue and promised Bluetooth fixes for the 2nd-generation Pixel Buds in the coming weeks.

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It’s been a month since I reviewed Google’s Pixel Buds, offering a bit more time to really get to know these earbuds. Coming off of the first week, my impressions were glowing, but time and an update have soured that a bit. After a month, I still thoroughly enjoy Pixel Buds, but I have a couple of big complaints.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories June 8, 2020

Made by Google launched the 2nd-generation Pixel Buds six weeks ago today. Supply is still limited to the US and one color variant, while some have reported audio cutouts. Google this afternoon emailed Pixel Buds owners to take part in an extensive survey that does ask about any issues they may have experienced.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories May 29, 2020

Google’s Pixel Buds launched to overall glowing reviews, but in the time since an issue has cropped up. A growing number of Pixel Buds 2 users are reporting random audio cutouts, especially when they’re outdoors.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories May 27, 2020

Google’s Pixel Buds are pretty great wireless earbuds as we’ve mentioned in our recent review. However, they’re not perfect for everyone. For some users, though, this style of earbud requires a pair of foam tips. The good news? Pixel Buds technically work with foam tips. The bad news? Let me explain.

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Google Pixel Buds Stories May 26, 2020

The second-generation Pixel Buds went on sale in late April and tomorrow marks their one-month anniversary. They have been well-received with no real outstanding issues. Google is now rolling out the latest firmware update for the 2020 Pixel Buds.

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