15 April 2019
Microsoft is reportedly working on a pair of earbuds under the codename of Morrison. The report comes from Thurrott which is citing its sources for the same. No other information is surfaced along with this but you can fairly imagine what to expect. Last year, Microsoft announced its Surface-branded on-ear headphones with features like Cortana integration, noise-cancelation, so assume these two vital features making their way to truly wireless earbuds as well.
If the report is true, the earbuds from Microsoft would compete against the likes of Apple’s AirPods and Samsung’s Galaxy Buds.
Earlier this month, a trademark application surfaced and reflected that Microsoft may be working on more Surface-branded audio devices, and fast forward to now, we have started getting insights on company’s one of the major works in the audio industry.
According to Thurrott’s Executive Editor Brad Sams, “the company is looking to capitalize upon the development of its audio tech by expanding its portfolio to cover the two major categories of headphones: over-ear and in-ear.”
The report also notes that the company was making it easier to read on your phone by “improving interactions” between the handset and its earbuds.
Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay already diminished all those claims that yelled Surface brand will be killed off. ‘Surface’ is a core part of the company’s strategy and it’s here to stay. So, there’s no harm in assuming that we would see some interesting announcements under this brand and Surface Buds are one of them.
This is just the first time, we are hearing about Microsoft’s earbuds. There’s, of course, more to be heard about or seen if such device really exists. About their launch? The year 2019 does seem plausible for Microsoft’s earbuds launch.