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Oops, Google did it once more

Just a few days ago, a 9to5Google report mentioned the imminent arrival of a new – and more affordable – set of true wireless earbuds called the Pixel Buds A. Apparently, the upcoming portable audio for the Pixel Buds will be the budget of the Pixel 4a, the flagship Pixel 4. Well, it looks like google is taking the leak game into their own hands. In an email sent to people on the Google Nest mailing list (via 9to5Google), the company released a product poster that featured the Pixel 5, a Nest-branded smart display, and what appeared to be Pixel Buds .

They look just like the vanilla pixel buds but are a different color

Except, these aren’t the Pixel Buds. Yes, the Pixel Buds come in a shade of green the company calls Mint Green, but they have a two-tone black and green color scheme. In addition, the innards of the charging case are black. However, the device on the poster shows a pair of earphones that are in a slightly different shade of green. The two-tone aesthetic seems to have opted for a uniform, pure green profile. In addition, the insides of the charging case seem to have the same matching shade of green.

Image: 9to5Google

Did Google do an oopsie? Or was that a deliberate teaser? Well, we don’t know for sure. But here is a pattern. Last year, the official Google Store prematurely listed the Pixel 4a before its debut. And back in time, the company tweeted a product rendering of the Pixel 4 ahead of its official debut – just as the device began to leak on the left, right, and center. Was this Pixel Buds A a teaser of things to come or just an honest mistake? I’ll let you judge it.

However, a previous report mentioned that the upcoming Google earbuds will look identical to the Pixel Buds in terms of design but will opt for a different color profile. They are also touted in two colors – white and green. They’re also designed to provide touch gesture support, which users can use to perform tasks like making calls, controlling music playback, and getting to the Google Assistant. According to a previous leak, the Pixel Buds A will reportedly hit the market in mid-April, and the latest Google slip supports that.

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Nadeem Sarwar

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years, having worked with names like NDTV and Beebom in the past. Leaving the latest news aside, I’ve checked out my fair share of devices that range from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I’ve also interviewed tech managers and appeared as a moderator on YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets.

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