If you’ve been patiently waiting, and waiting, and then waiting some more for Google’s first-party true wireless earbuds…well, keep waiting. but you might not need to do it much longer, as the earbuds have an official management Android app, now showing up on the Play Store. You can download it now, and pretend you have the real thing.
The app has the usual bells and whistles of true wireless earbuds, including battery reporting, sound management, touch control programming, and a “find device” tool. It’s available for most Android phones and tablets with more recent versions of the OS, and naturally, the app is free.
The true wireless version of the Pixel Buds, following the Bluetooth-but-tethered Buds and Buds 2, were announced alongside the Pixel 4 phones way back in October of last year. Assuming they go on sale very soon, that’ll be a full six months between the announcement and the release.
The Pixel Buds do all the standard true wireless headphones stuff, with enhanced microphones and voice detection for more easily integrating with Google Assistant. In October, the retail price was given as $179.