Google Assistant Enabled Headphones Codenamed as Bisto Rumored to be in Works

Nichole Vega
August 23, 2017

The data mining brought up the following code: "Your headphones have the Google Assistant". The idea that the Google app has a new version or that the company is working on a pair of smart headphones.

It seems that the Google Assistant enabled Bisto may run on Android Wear.

Users could also ask Google Assistant questions as they now do with their phone or Google Home speaker. The headphone would have physical buttons, including a special Google Assistant "top button", which users can long-press to ask a search query.

It should be noted that these are described as headphones, rather than an earbud assistant like we saw with the Moto Hint. "It's your own personal Google, always ready to help". At that time, it was speculated as portable audio device.

The report also revealed the headphone would be capable of letting the user respond to notifications via voice commands. The code dug up by 9to5Google also mentions the ability to hear and reply to notifications using the headphones, as well as dedicated buttons for launching Assistant. Since the source code refers to Google's proprietary software, it may be possible the tech giant may come up with its own line of headphones. "Your headphones have been updated and are ready to use", Other strings contain information for setup and update process for Google Bisto headphones.

The headphones will require users to hold down the Google Assistant button to speak to the Google Assistant. Also, it is not known how much the Google Assistant enabled earphones would be costing. Speculations are rife that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones would be unveiling in October this year.

In addition, the headphones will most likely work while paired with a smartphone, similar to most Wi-Fi-only smartwatches.

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