Competition is a very good thing for consumers these days as it forces tech companies to bring out the best in their creativity and functionality to create a viable product. According to a leaked Android code string, Google might be onto something as far as a pair of headphones is the key topic but it looks like they might not be just any ordinary headphones, but those that can run Google Assistant.
Google Assistant Headphones Could Go Head-to-Head Against Apple’s Siri-Powered AirPods - Leaked Codes Reveal Several Features of These Audio Accessories
The codename of these Google Assistant headphones have been revealed to be ‘Bisto’ and according to details posted by 9to5Google, we could be looking at an AirPods competitor.
<string name=”bisto_magic_pairing_assistant_prop_text”>”Your headphones have the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.”</string>
Using these pair of headphones, it has been leaked that users will be able to play and reply to notifications verbally.
<string name=”bisto_device_notification_access_pref_summary”>Allows spoken notifications on your headphones</string> <string name=”bisto_device_notification_access_pref_title”>Turn on Notification access</string <string name=”bisto_device_notifications_pref_summary”>Hear incoming notifications read aloud</string>
<string name=”bisto_device_tutorial_pref_summary”>Get tips on how to talk to your Assistant, get notifications, and reply to messages</string>
Physical buttons on headphones might also be present on this Google Assistant accessory. It is possible that there is a dedicated button for enabling Google Assistant, as well as the option to bring it up through voice activation.
<string name=”expand_bundle4_1″>To hear them, press the Google Assistant button.</string> <string name=”expand_bundle4_2″>Press the Google Assistant button.</string> <string name=”expand_bundle_1″>To hear them, press and hold the top button.</string> <string name=”expand_bundle_2″>Press and hold the top button.</string>
<string name=”voice_query_wrong_button4″>To talk to me or ask me a question, press and hold the Google Assistant button on the left earcup while talking.</string>
While using these headphones, users could also receive OTA firmware updates.
<string name=”bisto_magic_pairing_assistant_prop_title”>Meet your Google Assistant</string> <string name=”bisto_magic_pairing_connected”>Connected</string> <string name=”bisto_magic_pairing_connecting”>Connecting…</string> <string name=”bisto_magic_pairing_notification_text”>then set up your Google Assistant on these headphones</string> <string name=”bisto_magic_pairing_notification_title”>Connect %1$s</string>
<string name=”ota_apply_action”>Update</string> <string name=”ota_applying_notif_text”>”Your headphones won’t be available for a few minutes</string> <string name=”ota_applying_notif_title”>Updating %1$s</string> <string name=”ota_fail_notif_text”>Try restarting your headphones. To troubleshoot, visit the Help Center.</string> <string name=”ota_fail_notif_title”>”Can’t update headphones”</string> <string name=”ota_notification_description”>Bisto firmware update</string> <string name=”ota_ready_notif_text”>New features and fixes are available</string> <string name=”ota_ready_notif_title”>Update %1$s</string> <string name=”ota_up_to_date_notif_text”>Your headphones have been updated and are ready to use</string> <string name=”ota_up_to_date_notif_title”>%1$s connected</string>
This is a very interesting revelation but since this is just another leak, it is yet to be confirmed if Google is going to entertain a release of this product or not. We will keep you in the loop of what’s to come in the future so stay tuned for more.
News Source: 9to5Google