Google introduced new hardware and software products to the general public, including the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. At the same time, it was announced that the Pixel Buds Pro wireless headphones will now be available in blue and porcelain colors and will also receive a number of new features.
One of the most important software innovations is support for conversation recognition. Google’s flagship headphones detect when the user starts speaking. Music playback is then automatically paused and transparency mode is activated. Once the user stops speaking, music continues playing and the noise cancellation function is automatically activated. If necessary, users can disable the conversation recognition feature.
According to Google, the quality of voice calls will also improve thanks to the integration of support for Bluetooth Super Wideband technology “doubles the bandwidth for voice calls and makes the sound fuller and clearer”. In addition, Pixel Buds Pro get support for Google’s proprietary Clear Calling technology, which allows you to reduce background noise during calls.
Google has also added a feature to its flagship headphones that helps users protect their hearing. The device keeps statistics on how loud content is being listened to and also provides recommendations on when to lower the volume. Additionally, the Pixel Buds Pro feature an improved Game Mode that automatically activates when you launch a compatible game and reduces audio latency by half compared to before.
Pixel Buds Pro are available to pre-order now in new color options for $199.99. Users of Google’s flagship headphones can experience new software features after receiving the relevant firmware update.