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Update | Wild Pixel Buds 2 appear on Google's US Store

The Pixel Buds 2 are now out there. (Source: Google)
The Pixel Buds 2 are now out there. (Source: Google)
Today, (April 27, 2020) a new app for Google's Pixel Buds 2 went live on the Play Store. It was even more unexpectedly followed by the TWS earphones themselves on the Mountain View giant's store. They support OEM-specific features such as Instant Translation, Assistant integration and Adaptive Sound.

Google has finally launched its second-generation Pixel Buds, in conjunction with their app, newly spotted on the Play Store. It provides settings such as the new TWS devices' Fast Pair feature, not to mention its Assistant functions, in-ear detection and ambient noise mode. 

The Pixel Buds app also allows a user to find one or both of these TWS accessories (or their case), as well as to rename their set at will. All in all, it does everything effective earbud companion software should, with extra added signature Google design.

On that note, the new app reportedly behaves as default software on Google's own Pixel line of phones, in that it showed up as in need of an update rather than an install when viewed via the Play Store on a 4-series variant.

The new Buds are described as having the ability to "combine signals from beamforming mics and a special sensor that detects when your jaw is moving" in order to support clear calls regardless of environmental conditions or variables, wind levels included. However, there is no mention of ANC here: passive noise-cancelling only.

On the other hand, they do have Bluetooth 5.0 and a case rated to add up to 24 hours' worth of listening time to the 2nd-gen Pixel Buds' 5 hours. Their orders are now live on, although only the "Clearly White" SKU is available at present.

Almost Black, Quite Mint and Oh So Orange options were also to be in the offing, but interested consumers will now have to join a waitlist until they are ready for sale.

Some screenshots from the new app. (Source: Google Play Store via 9to5Google)
Some screenshots from the new app. (Source: Google Play Store via 9to5Google)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-27 (Update: 2020-04-27)