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First Pixel Buds feature drop coming soon, will fix pesky audio cutouts

The update will also add some new features to the Pixel Buds.

Published onJuly 14, 2020

A picture of the Google Pixel Buds 2020 true wireless earbuds case hand 2
  • The Google Pixel Buds are all set to get their first feature drop.
  • The update will be released in August.
  • It’ll fix the annoying audio cutouts users have been experiencing.

Google will finally fix some pesky audio issues with an upcoming update for the Pixel Buds. According to Forbes, the company is planning to release the first feature drop for its TWS earbuds in August. While Google hasn’t revealed the details of the upcoming feature drop, it has promised a fix for the widely reported issue of audio cutouts.

Pixel Buds users have been experiencing random audio cutouts for some time now. It mostly happens to those who keep their connected phones in their pockets while exercising outdoors.

The head of Google’s wearables division, Sandeep Waraich blames the issue on Bluetooth interference in crowded places. “Bluetooth interference and Bluetooth performance is generally a hard thing to nail for truly wireless [products]. All truly wireless products have a spectrum of interference related issues and ours is no different in that regards,” he told Forbes.

He also explained that the design of the Pixel Buds is so tiny that the antenna which is important for a stable connection is not as big as it should have been.

Related: Why is true wireless connectivity so bad?

Commenting on the new feature drop for Pixel Buds, Waraich added that it’ll bring a combination of new features as well as performance and stability improvements. More specifically, the executive noted it will tackle cases where the Buds are “unstable or will have certain RF glitches or cutouts.”

The Pixel Buds have received two firmware updates till now. The last one fixed some static noise and audio hissing issues. The upcoming feature drop should be more than just a regular firmware update and could possibly add significant new features just like the feature drops for Pixel phones.

So if you’re rocking the Pixel Buds and have been waiting for audio cutout problems to be fixed, expect some relief around late August. We’ll keep an eye out for that Pixel Buds feature drop and update you about the new features that it brings.

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