- Google briefly teased the Pixel Buds A-series with a tweet (since removed).
- They promise audio quality and easy pairing.
- Price, availability and most of the technical data are still a mystery.
Google’s launch strategy for the Pixel Buds A continues to be … less than elegant. Just a few weeks after an accidental teaser, the tech briefly posted a tweet prematurely announcing (and already removed) the Pixel Buds A-series.
The Social Post said little about the Pixel Buds A-Series, but promised “sound quality” and ease of setup with the latest Fast Pair experience. The design is practically identical to the existing Pixel Buds, only without the contrasting black and white colors. At the very least, you don’t need an updated phone to use them – the real wireless earbuds should work with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.
We asked Google for a comment.
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Previous rumors and teasing suggest that the A-series will be a cheaper alternative to the standard pixel buds. It’s not sure what (if anything) Google could cut back to keep the price down, as the current model lacks active noise cancellation or most of the other luxuries of high-end radio buds.
However, the post suggests that Google may be close to a more deliberate debut. Nothing is certain right now, but the company could use its 2021 virtual I / O event to launch both the Pixel Buds A-series and the anticipated Pixel 5a 5G smartphone. In this case, Google will clearly focus on making hardware affordable in I / O rather than competing with the latest flagships.