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Pixel Buds Pro get refreshed with features to match flagship 8-series smartphones

The Pixel Buds Pro. (Source: Google)
The Pixel Buds Pro. (Source: Google)
Google has re-released its flagship TWS earbuds in new colorways to mark its latest major product event. The Pixel Buds Pro will also soon upgrade to the Redmond giant's Clear Calling feature, and will also start optimizing latency in gaming soon. Then again, these new features are compatible with the new Pixel 8 and 8 Pro smartphones.

Google has held a major Pixel ecosystem launch event today (October 4, 2023); however, rather than introduce new TWS earbuds to the brand, the Redmond behemoth has simply repurposed its existing Buds Pro as new flagship smartphone companions by simply increasing their finish options to include the same Bay Blue and Porcelain shades from the new 8 series.

The color refresh signifies that Google will indeed confer Clear Calling on the Pixel Buds Pro - however, unlocking the "shiny new" feature requires the Pixel 8 series' Bluetooth Super Wideband technology, rated to "double the bandwidth for voices" for a "fuller, clearer and more natural" voice on the phone with reduced background noise.

The latest Buds Pro Feature Drop also leverages Google's AI capabilities for Conversation Detection, by which a Transparency Mode turns on by itself in the event the wearer starts talking. The buds are also rated to exhibit "faster audio transmissions for gaming" when connected to a Pixel 8 or 8 Pro, and to track earbud use habits in order to help the user protect their hearing over time.

The Pro earbuds should also be able to use a Chrome OS equivalent of their Android/iOS app for settings and update management for the first time - although it will be web-based in this case. These feature upgrades should appear on the installation of its new software update, which may be available to users already.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-10- 4 (Update: 2023-10- 4)