Google Assistant-powered headphones could be in the making

Google may announce the Google Assistant headphones alongside the Pixel 2 later this year

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Google Assistant-powered headphones could be in the making  The teardown revealed that the codename for the headphones is Bistro. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  August 23, 2017

Google may be preparing to launch a pair of headphones that will be powered by Google Assistant, the search engine's virtual personal assistant.

According to 9to5Google, within the beta version of the Google app, version 7.10, a teardown of the APK reveals that Google may be developing headphones that have access to the Google Assistant.

The teardown revealed that the codename is Bistro, along with a message that users will be see if they pair their headphones with their devices. "Your headphones have the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It's your own personal Google, always ready to help."

This feature will enable a user to speak into the microphone of the Bistro headphone to access the Google Assistant, plus users will be able to hear incoming notifications read to them. The headphones will come with two external buttons: a Google Assistant button which the user can press and hold to talk the virtual assistant and the ‘top button' which will activate verbal notifications.

The string in the teardown read: "To hear them, press the Google Assistant button and to hear them, press and hold the top button."

Though they have been rumoured for quite some time, this analysis means it could be true. Google may possibly launch the headphones to coincide with the launch of its flagship devices later this year.

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