Google today announced that a new update is on the way to the company's wireless Pixelbuds earphones, one that addresses a major criticism of the product since its launch late last year. The change relates to the way users interact with the Pixel Buds through gestures, as these gestures used to be mostly the Google Assistant feature, although it has now changed.
For example the Pixel Buds It was always possible to tap an earphone to start and stop the music. Touch and hold the Google Assistant or double-tap to hear the latest notifications. However, after this new update, users have the option of choosing what to do by double-tapping, either by holding the default action (notification feedback) or by assigning the double tap gesture to jump to the next title. The option will be available in the Pixel Buds settings within the Google App once the update is rolled out.
In addition, the Pixel Buds now also get triple-tip support, with which the user can manually turn the software on or off Pixelknospen. Since the buds were not turned on or off in the past, due to the lack of physical buttons, the user was required to insert or remove the earphones into the housing. Now users have the ability to manually turn them on or off while staying in the ear. In keeping with the previous gesture support, these new gestures are only active through the right earphone. As these new gestures become available, the pixel buds retain the previously available gestures, including swiping left or right to adjust the volume. As an additional feature, Google has confirmed that it's much easier for users to switch between connected devices after the update. In other words, as long as more than one device has previously been paired with the buds, users can select the pixel buds from the Bluetooth menu of a device and let the Pixel Buds automatically terminate the existing connection to connect to the other device. Google states that the update should be fully rolled out to all devices " by the beginning of next week ."