Google I / O 2021 is just a few weeks away but in the startup for its annual developer conference, Google may have just accidentally confirmed the existence of Pixel Buds A on Twitter.
In a tweet from the official Android Twitter account that has since been deleted, Google showed a new version of its wireless Pixel Buds headphones, while mentioning features such as “quality sound, ” Bluetooth pairing with a single tap and an updated Fast Pair experience.
While Google may have jumped the gun on Pixel Buds A’s announcement, it’s not the first time we’re heard that Google has been working on an update for last year. Pixel buttons, which came out in the spring of 2020.
Earlier this spring, 9to5Google submitted a report from a source who claimed that Google was preparing to release Pixel Buds A as an updated and cheaper shot of standard Pixel Buds that would have the same overall design in a handful of new colors, including the all-white color paint job seen in a screenshot of the tweet above.
Many people expected Google to officially announce the new Pixel Buds A at Google I / O 2021, and while Google has since deleted the tweet, the timing of what appears to be an unintentional tweet seems to suggest that it may have been Google’s original plan. Unfortunately, the deleted tweet did not mention anything about price or availability, so we may have to sit tight as we wait for more official details from Google.
During Google’s most recent quarterly earnings call last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted that Google will soon have some “significant product updates and announcements” that, along with Pixel Buds A, could include Pixel 5a, some new security cameras from Nest, and more.
We’ve reached out to Google for an official statement about its previous tweet about Pixel Buds A, and we’ll update the story if we hear back. In the meantime, we kept up with more news from Google as we get closer to the official launch of Google I / O 2021 May 18th.