tech2 News StaffSep 18, 2017 07:45:06 IST
Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II is expected to come with a built-in Google Assistant.
Rumours about Google Assistant-powered headphones have been doing the rounds online for quite a while now. Codenamed Bisto, it was first being discussed online in April on the beta version of the Google app (v7.0). According to the code mentioned in the report it was expected to support headphones.
Now, as per the recent leaks posted on AndroidPolice, Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones will come powered with Google Assistant. This headphone will be priced at $349.99. The headphones, as of now, comes in two variants which were first leaked on Reddit as per AndroidPolice. These are in silver and black colour variants.
According to the leaked picture, the headphone support noise cancellation and offer noise reduction while taking calls.
Look what I found early .... Bose QC 35 II pic.twitter.com/vq2zXDDb2A
— Jeremy Judkins (@jeremyjudkins) 16 September 2017
While nothing much has been said about Google Assistant's functions on headphones, previous reports suggest that you can ask the Assistant questions through the microphone section and get answers via the headphones. Users would be able to answer via voice commands.
The report was further confirmed in the leaked photographs which showed the headphone packaging. The package gives more insights into how the Assistant could work with the Bose QC 35II: “With your Google Assistant built in, you can control music, send & receive texts, and get answers using just your voice. Just press and hold the Action button, and start talking.”
According to reports, the Google Assistant enabled Bisto headphones could run on Android Wear. Considering the Google Pixel 2 smartphones are expected in October, and there are rumours of a mini Google Home and a Chromebook Pixel also launching on the same day, it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine that Bisto would also be announced at the same time.
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