Google could be working on a dedicated pair of headphones for its AI-based Assistant. The headphones are codenamed ‘Bisto’ and have been discovered through an APK teardown of the latest beta version of the Google app. Bisto had appeared earlier this year in the previous beta version of Google app with reference to headphones and no additional information. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting cardAlso Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
The teardown of latest 7.10 version of Google app was conducted by 9to5Google which revealed many lines of code hinting at Bisto headphones. The first string reads <string name= bisto_magic_pairing_assistant_prop_text > Your headphones have the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It s your own personal Google, always ready to help. </string>.
The first function mentioned is the basic command Google Assistant carries out like responding to questions and performing certain tasks. In addition to this, Bisto headphones could also allow access to notifications. You could also have Bisto read aloud incoming notifications or reply based on your verbal inputs instead of having to type.
More strings hint at the presence of a physical button on Bisto headphones. It will function as a dedicated Google Assistant button which could be pressed to hear audio or for queries. The Google Assistant button is placed on the left ear cup of the headphone, according to one of the string codes. ALSO READ: Google Assistant now running on over 100 million devices: Sundar Pichai
There s a detailed string of codes about software and firmware updates for the Google Assistant-enabled headphones. Excerpts from the particular set of strings include, Bisto firmware update , New features and fixes are available , Update %1$s and Your headphones have been updated and are ready to use . Steps to take if the update for Bisto fails are also mentioned.
The various lines of code reveal the setup, features and scheduled updates for Bisto headphones projecting it as a final product. However, this evidence isn t a confirmation of Google indeed working on dedicated Assistant headphones, and the features could have a different functionality altogether. Nevertheless, it is still expected that Google would launch the headphones in October with the Pixel 2 smartphone series. ALSO READ: Google Assistant now available on iPhones, should Siri feel threatened?