Tech & Science Google’s Pixel Buds have started shipping

18:54  13 november  2017
18:54  13 november  2017 Source:   The Verge

Google’s Pixel Buds have started shipping

  Google’s Pixel Buds have started shipping It might feel like Google is following Apple’s script right now: remove the headphone jack from your flagship phone, ship the phone with a depressingly bad dongle adapter, and announce a new pair of revolutionary Bluetooth headphones to divert the you-caused frustrations of your customers into additional retail transactions. But Google took things to a whole new level with the Pixel 2: it didn’t even include a cheap pair of USB-C headphones. For all I know, many Pixel 2 owners have never even heard music.Well, the silence is finally coming to an end.

The bad news is that if you didn’t drop 9 back in early October, sight-unseen, and now you’re regretting that decision, it’ll be over a month until new Pixel Bud orders start shipping , according to Google ’ s retail site.

For all I know, many Pixel 2 owners have never even heard music. Well, the silence is finally coming to an end. As reported on Android Police and 9to5 Google , early orders of Google Pixel Buds are now shipping .

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It might feel like Google is following Apple’s script right now: remove the headphone jack from your flagship phone, ship the phone with a depressingly bad dongle adapter, and announce a new pair of revolutionary Bluetooth headphones to divert the you-caused frustrations of your customers into additional retail transactions. But Google took things to a whole new level with the Pixel 2: it didn’t even include a cheap pair of USB-C headphones. For all I know, many Pixel 2 owners have never even heard music.

Well, the silence is finally coming to an end. As reported on Android Police and 9to5Google, early orders of Google Pixel Buds are now shipping. From shipping confirmation screenshots, it appears the $159 headphones will arrive somewhere around the middle of this week.

Pixel 2 bug prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones

  Pixel 2 bug prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL have had a handful of annoying bugs and flaws since launch, and now there seems to be another one preventing the Google Assistant from being used over Bluetooth headphones. Dozens of people have reported the problem on Google’s support forum, and we’ve experienced it as well. It appears to be happening across many different brands of headphones. The problem has been going on since October, but Android Police just called attention to it.

Google tried to do a sleight of hand and distract disappointed users with the seemingly magical Pixel Buds , Google ’ s answer to the Apple AirPods. Those earbuds have started shipping to early buyers, and one, in particular, was kind enough to make it known on Reddit.

While the Google Pixel Buds were announced at the same time as the Pixel 2 devices, it’ s taken a bit more time for Google to start shipping these out. Android Authority reports that Google has started sending out shipping notifications for early orders.

Our own Dieter Bohn has already received a retail pair of Pixel Buds for review, and even did a quick demo on his Facebook page if you’re interested:

The bad news is that if you didn’t drop $159 back in early October, sight-unseen, and now you’re regretting that decision, it’ll be over a month until new Pixel Bud orders start shipping, according to Google’s retail site.

Google Lens comes to Assistant on Pixel phones .
Point your camera at the world and get answers.The feature isn't widely available yet -- it may take some time before you see it. There's also no word on availability for other devices. It's safe to say this will make Lens more convenient, though, regardless of what you're using. Before, you had to snap a shot and then switch to Photos to make sense of it. Assistant skips that step -- you can capture an image and decipher it in one go.

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