APK teardown of Google beta app update reveals Google Assistant-enabled headphones


Users could also ask Google Assistant questions as they now do with their phone or Google Home speaker. That seems to be what snippets of code in the latest version of the Google app (7.10) suggest. In a bid to compete against Apple's AirPods, Google could be working on its own smart headphones, if a recent report is to be believed. The headphones are expected to ship with the Google Pixel 2 sometime later in the year.

Although we don't know any specifics about the Bisto headphones, the code strings (screenshots below) reveal that users will be able to ask questions, tell the headphones to perform tasks, get voice notifications, reply to text messages and more on the go.

The data mining brought up the following code: "Your headphones have the Google Assistant". At that time, it was speculated as portable audio device. Given the timing, though, it wouldn't be shocking if Google had Bisto ready for its now-customary fall hardware event, which could include new Pixel phones, a reborn Chromebook Pixel and an entry-level Home speaker.

Now it's looking even more likely Google plans on going all-in on hardware.

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Following that coding, it is revealed that users will be able to hear your notifications and reply to notifications verbally. One of the strings discovered gives the following directions: " To hear them, press the Google Assistant button.

Your headphones have the Google Assistant. Another string details the setup process: " Your headphones won't be available for a few minutes.

According to the codes, it is known that the headphones will be using Goggle Assistant's AI power to replace the physical controls required in a conventional headphone.

Last year Google announced the then-all-new Pixel family in October, so it might be best to mark your calendars now.