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Pixel Buds 2 now available in all colors at Google Store

Pixel Buds 2 now available in all colors at Google Store

It's taken months for all the colors to fall into place — almost four months, in fact — but the Google Store is now shipping the second-generation Pixel Buds in Just White, Oh So Orange, Quite Mint, and Almost Black to customers in the United States.

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Pixel Buds feature drop includes audio cutout fixes and some new functionality

Pixel Buds feature drop includes audio cutout fixes and some new functionality

The second-generation Pixel Buds debuted a couple of months ago. We walked away unable to recommend them, but these wireless earbuds are getting a few new features today that will hopefully improve the experience a bit. They include bass boost, sharing detection, and a few others. Plus, some fixes have been implemented to hopefully alleviate the connectivity issues some have been experiencing.

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Google Pixel Buds and other Fast Pair-enabled wireless earbuds start showing up in Find My Device

Google Pixel Buds and other Fast Pair-enabled wireless earbuds start showing up in Find My Device

Google released the second generation of its Pixel Buds earlier this year in the US. Despite being a significant step forward from the first gen, there were still numerous issues that make them hard to recommend. Now they're getting a little better thanks to new features to help find misplaced earbuds — and they aren't the only Fast Pair-enabled accessories showing up in the Find My Device app.

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Google's first Pixel Buds feature drop will arrive next month with fix for audio cut out problems

Google's first Pixel Buds feature drop will arrive next month with fix for audio cut out problems

The Pixel Buds have only just launched in Canada, the UK, and many more international markets, but the good news don't stop there: Google promises a feature drop update to the true wireless earbuds, according to information the company relayed to Forbes. Along with unspecified new capabilities, the update is supposed to finally fix the notorious audio cut out problems the Buds are plagued with, which Google already promised a month ago.

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Google's got a fix in the works for Pixel Buds 2 annoying audio cutouts, especially while outdoors

Google's got a fix in the works for Pixel Buds 2 annoying audio cutouts, especially while outdoors

The new Pixel Buds have plenty going for them: they're modern and sleek, they sound nice, and their Android integration is top-notch. But a quick glance at the Pixel Buds support forums shows tons of reports of connectivity problems. The good news is that Google is aware of these issues and a fix is on the way — eventually.

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Pixel Buds 2 review, one month later: Too many compromises

Pixel Buds 2 review, one month later: Too many compromises

It's been a month and change since Google launched its first true wireless earbuds. When I first got my hands on the Pixel Buds, I was struck by their fit and finish, comfort, and sound quality, but nagging problems like audible interference at low volumes and short battery life left me feeling lukewarm on the whole. I've been using them regularly ever since, but unfortunately, my opinion hasn't changed: there are too many compromises in the 2020 Pixel Buds to justify their price for most buyers.

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Google's new Pixel Buds will get 'feature drops' like Pixel phones

Google's new Pixel Buds will get 'feature drops' like Pixel phones

Google's newly released Pixel Buds 2 will get feature drop updates similar to the last two released for Pixels, according to a report from Forbes. There are no details yet on what sort of features we can look forward to, and no schedule for these updates has been provided.

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Fast Pair getting upgrades to help find lost wireless earbuds, check battery levels

Fast Pair getting upgrades to help find lost wireless earbuds, check battery levels

Google is updating its Fast Pair protocol with new accommodations for true wireless earbuds. Some of these changes were first tipped back at Google I/O 2019, but with today's launch of the second-generation Pixel Buds, it would probably be the most apt time to introduce some features tailored specifically towards that type of Bluetooth accessory.

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Google cuts back on Pixel Buds 2 color options for non-US countries

Google cuts back on Pixel Buds 2 color options for non-US countries

If you've been waiting for Google to finally start selling its second-generation Pixel Buds, you may need to check your ensemble expectations if you live outside the United States. The company has cut down the number of colors it has listed for the 10 foreign markets the Pixel Buds 2 will be in.

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Retailer cancels early Pixel Buds 2 pre-orders, calls product listing a 'mistake'

Retailer cancels early Pixel Buds 2 pre-orders, calls product listing a 'mistake'

Google first revealed an updated line of Pixel Buds in October of last year, but there's still no firm release date beyond "spring." A product listing at B&H appeared two months ago, saying the buds were "coming soon," but that was later removed. Now another page about the Pixel Buds 2 has been made available, and even though it has already been taken down, nothing on the internet is ever truly deleted.

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