Pixel Buds Pro: Google rumoured to bring Pixel 7 Pro functionality to flagship earbuds
9to5Google claims to have obtained information about a future update for the Google Pixel Buds Pro. While the website cites an unknown 'source familiar with the matter', it was the first to report on Google adding Spatial Audio head tracking to the same earbuds. Google has a history of sporadically bringing new features to its premium earbuds too. For example, it enabled a 5-band equaliser in October courtesy of firmware version 3.14.
Now, 9to5Google reports that Google has developed Clear Calling for the Pixel Buds Pro. Available first on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google has designed Clear Calling to filter background noise while amplifying nearby voices. There are some limitations with Clear Calling though, such as its incompatibility with VoIP calls. Hence, 9to5Google is unsure whether Clear Calling on the Pixel Buds Pro will also require a Pixel smartphone to handle some of the audio processing.
9to5Google adds that the Pixel Buds Pro will soon receive 'Super Wide Band speech' support too. In short, this may well be an upgraded HD Voice, with improved clarity between 16 and 32 kHz. However, this new feature may require carrier support, considering that it is tied to 5G connectivity. Seemingly, Google is expanding Digital Wellbeing to include hearing-related functionality. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen whether Google will bundle these changes into one update or several. A release date is unknown at this stage as well, with 9to5Google expecting the features to arrive 'in the coming months'.