Google is taking the struggle to Apple’s AirPods by introducing a brand new model of its earbuds—however not till subsequent 12 months.

The tech big on Tuesday introduced plans to launch up to date Pixel Buds wi-fi earbuds in spring 2020. The corporate stated that the earbuds will price $179, or $20 greater than Google’s present Pixel Buds and Apple’s AirPods.

Google and others corporations together with Samsung and Amazon are hoping to make a dent in Apple’s lead in earbuds. And though Google didn’t point out AirPods by title throughout at an occasion in New York on Tuesday, it was clear that it had Apple on its thoughts.

Google stated that its new Pixel Buds have been redesigned to be smaller than the earlier model with the assistance of a customized battery inside and in order that they’ve a snugger match. The corporate additionally stated it had improved the wi-fi connectivity in order that customers may go away their linked telephones as much as three rooms away or, if outdoors, so far as 100 yards away, and nonetheless get sound.

Google’s earbuds will include the standard noise canceling. However additionally they have a brand new “spatial vent,” or small gap, in order that customers can nonetheless hear what’s round them whereas they’re sporting earbuds.

Google stated that it’s attempting to free customers from having to fiddle with the amount settings in its Pixel Buds. The brand new earbuds can have an adaptive sound function that mechanically adjusts quantity up or down, relying on ambient noise. When customers are on a name, the Pixel Buds will use their “beam-forming microphones” to focus their consideration on the person’s voice.

Google didn’t say precisely when Pixel Buds could be launched within the spring, however it promised extra info within the coming months.

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