- Google annoys Pixel Buds A-Series with (after removal) a tweet.
- They will promise “quality” sound and easy pairing.
- Price, availability and most specifications are still a mystery.
Google’s strategy to launch Pixel Buds A continues to be … less than elegant. Just weeks after an involuntary teaser, the technician briefly posted (and has already removed) a tweet announcing the Pixel Buds A-Series prematurely.
The social post said very little about the Pixel Buds A-Series, but promised “quality sound” as well as easy setup through the latest Fast Pair experience. The design is practically identical to the existing Pixel Buds, only without the contrasting black and white colors. You won’t need a recent phone to use them at least – real wireless headphones should work with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and newer versions.
We asked Google for a comment.
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Previous rumors and jokes suggested that the A-Series would be a more affordable alternative to the standard Pixel Buds. It is uncertain what Google can reduce (if at all) to keep the price down, as the current model does not include active noise reduction or most other high-end wireless pimple luxuries.
The post suggests that Google may be close to a more deliberate debut. Although nothing is certain at this stage, the company can use its virtual I / O 2021 event to launch both the Pixel Buds A-Series and the expected Pixel 5a 5G smartphone. If so, Google will obviously focus on making hardware available in I / O, instead of competing with the latest flagships.