Google is rolling out a new software update today for the Pixel Buds. The headphones provided great support for the Google Assistant but some users did complain about a few issues which the company seems to be fixing with the update. The latest Pixel Buds update that’s rolling out today reduces lag, improves connectivity, and battery stats.
The Pixel Buds were meant as Google’s answer to products like the AirPods from Apple. However, they can’t be considered as true competitors given that the former isn’t truly wireless and needs a cord to connect the two together. Even its charging case left a lot to be desired.
Google has released software update version 2.2185.230 for the Pixel Buds today. The changelog mentions that the update reduces lag, particularly when playing games or watching YouTube videos. After factory reset, the Bluetooth headphones will be discoverable within 1-2 seconds. The Pixel Buds will also report 100 percent battery at full charge.
Those who own a pair can now check for the update by launching the Google Assistant app while their Pixel Buds are paired to the device and then go to the settings followed by Assistant > Pixel Buds. The update will likely roll out in stages so it may take a while to go live for everyone.