Google Assistant-Powered Headphones Might be on the Way

Is Google Building Voice Assisted Smart Headphones?

Users could also ask Google Assistant questions as they now do with their phone or Google Home speaker.

The mooted headphones stem from a mystery string of code discovered in a Google app teardown back in April that referred to the codename "Bisto". This suggests that unlike Apple's AirPods, which wakes its own Siri assistant with a double-tap, Google is opting for a more physical approach somewhat like Samsung's "Bixby button" found on the Samsung Galaxy S8 - as well as possibly the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

Google wants its smart, virtual assistant to be everywhere.

Other snippets mention a left earcup with a Google Assistant button, indicating the headphones could be over-ears (perhaps wireless) than earbuds. "It's your own personal Google, always ready to help".

Version 7.10 of the Google app contains references to something called "Bisto". At that time, it was speculated as portable audio device. Users will be also able to reply to notifications through verbal responses.

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According to revealed information, the smart headphones would let you hear the notification and also give you an wonderful option, replying to notifications using your voice-meaning you don't have to use mobile to reply to notifications.

Lastly, the final coding shows that the headphones will receive over the air firmware updates and the setup process for the headphones.

But even as that product failed, it now seems that Google has made a decision to take on the idea and it might just work, thanks to Google Assistant integration.

Now, there's nothing in the code to confirm that Bisto is launching alongside the Pixel 2 phones this fall. The search engine giant is expected to announce an advanced Chromebook and mini Google Home.

In addition, the headphones will most likely work while paired with a smartphone, similar to most Wi-Fi-only smartwatches.

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