With less than a month to go until October 5th where Google will take the wraps off of the Pixel 2 handsets, as well as possibly a Google Home Mini and brand new Pixel Chromebook, you could say that anticipation levels are sky-high. Besides the new hardware already mentioned, Google could well be branching out into headphones toting Google Assistant if the latest report is correct.
The new segment goes under the codename “Bisto”, and it would appear that there could be at least three upcoming models, sporting the respective monikers – Apollo, Baywolf, and Scout. The above image comes courtesy of 9to5Google, who spotted it and other details within the Google Assistant app on iOS. It shows a pair of over-the-ear headphones (Baywolf) with three buttons on the right can and a single button on the left believed to activate Google Assistant and allow the user to hear notifications for up to 60 minutes.
Current thinking is that Baywolf could well be a Bose product, as demonstrated by The Verge’s report back in August on a leaked upgrade to the Bose QC35 headphones with an image showing the mysterious singular button, as seen above. Coincidence? Methinks not, because 9to5Google also published a GIF (below) of a pair of headphones with a very similar design showing the button being activated and the Google Assistant animation appearing.
With a just under a month to go until Google’s October 5th event, we don’t have long to wait and you can guarantee that the leaks will keep on coming. Would you buy a pair of headphones with Google Assistant built-in? Let us know in the comments below.