11 May 2020
The second-generation Pixel Buds that were showcased during the Made by Google 2019 event aren’t yet official as they are slated to release in Spring 2020. So, we are still at a distance from its availability but its appearance at Bluetooth SIG database indicates Google is doing some mandatory tasks.
Many attendees at the event were able to get their hands on the new generation wireless earbuds from Google and enjoyed the overall look and feel. But the functionality wasn’t experienced since Google put only dummy units on the Made by Google 2019 show floor.
Now, the Bluetooth listing lays out something from the inside which is a bit technical. The listing indicates there are two models, with model numbers G1007 and G1008. The details of registration show the underlying Bluetooth hardware is apparently made by Bestechnic, rather than using a chip from the likes of Qualcomm.
It supports Bluetooth 5.0 standard. Another takeaway is, since the Bluetooth chip is not provided by Qualcomm, it means it will not have any type of aptX support. Also, the Pixel Buds may rather be wirelessly tethered as Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 phones do not support Qualcomm’s True Wireless Stereo Plus mode.
The listing also includes a brief description of the new Pixel Buds, though it doesn’t share anything new and rather provides a visible sign that the Bluetooth SIG certification belongs to the Pixel Buds.
Google Pixel buds deliver rich audio, clear calls, and hands‑free help from the Google Assistant. They are designed for your comfort, based on scans of thousands of ears. The customized, secure fit while the ambient vent keeps you open to the world around you.