After bringing the Google Assistant to third-party speakers, Google has been slowly gearing up to bring the Assistant to another sound-producing device: headphones. While, officially, Google hasn’t made a peep about the project, inside the Google App there have been references to a new “Bisto” device type: a pair of headphones with the Google Assistant built in. Partners apparently aren’t waiting for Google’s announcement, as one of the first Google Assistant headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, is already showing up at Best Buy.
The functionality of “Google Assistant headphones” seems to be about what you would expect: the same Google Assistant commands you get on Google Home or on a phone but strapped to your head. Users can issue commands, ask questions, send text messages by voice, make phone calls, and access third-party voice apps via the headphones.
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