21 January 2020
Google's Pixel Buds are a decent pair of headphones especially for those who look for native Google Assistant integration. These were announced last year alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagships but have failed to generate any significant interest. But if you happen to be one of the users, there is a new firmware update rolling out that you should install as soon as possible.
This new Pixel Buds software update is aimed at reducing the lag while playing video games or watching YouTube videos. The lag refers to the time difference that it takes for the sound to become audible via the Buds after it emerged from the source. This results in an audio-video sync issue for YouTube issues and is very important for gamers as well. If you happen to be a regular user of any or both of these two things, you will surely appreciate the improvement.
Other than this, the update ensures that the Bluetooth becomes discoverable after 1-2 seconds after the factory reset has been completed. It further ensures that once the battery level increases to 100%, it shows the same. This is something that many users were complaining about prior to the update.
Lastly, there seems to be a small bug that some users can experience post update installation. The bug is said to be causing issues with Tap to Connect functionality. If you are unable to connect to Pixel Buds using this method, Google is recommending that you repair the buds like you did the first time.