Sony upgrades old headphones with Google Assistant update

Published on January 10, 2018

Japanese device manufacturer Sony debuted quite a spectacular show at CES this year. The company took the wraps off a whole range of new products. However, that does not necessarily mean that they are overlooking the older stock. Alongside announcing a new range of wireless earbuds and open-ear headphones, the company made mention of older speakers and headphones as well. According to a report published by The Verge, Sony took the CES stage to announce that they will soon be launching Google Assistant updates to their older speakers and headphones.

1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

This particular update was already announced by Android Police sometime earlier this week. Following given is the list of Sony products scheduled to receive the Google Assistant update:

  • WF-1000X (noise-canceling truly wireless earbuds)
  • WI-1000X (noise-canceling neck bud earphones)
  • WH-1000XM2 (noise-canceling wireless headphones)
  • WH-CH700N (noise-canceling wireless headphones)
  • WF-SP700N (truly wireless fitness earbuds, new at CES this year)
  • WH-H900N (wireless headphones, otherwise known as the h.ear on 2)

“Sony will deliver the update to them at some unknown point in the future, but after that, you’ll be to pester Google to your heart’s content, as well as hear incoming messages and make calls,” reports The Verge. Meanwhile, Google also pulled off quite a show. The search giant has purchased all the possible video billboards at Las Vegas’ Strip to showcase “Hey, Google” Assistant ads on repeat. The company has even sponsored the Las Vegas Monorail and moving vehicles to be wrapped up in “Hey, Google” ads.

The firm has structured a booth outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, wherein they are announcing and showcasing their products. The company already made numerous announcements regarding possible Google Assistant integrations. The range of products wherein Google Assistant is going to show up include smart locks, non-kitchen TVs, kitchen TVs, speakers, headphones and even in-car entertainment systems.

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