08-24-2020 02:19 PM
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  1. eric002's Avatar
    There's another update available today, bringing it up to version 550, which is supposed to fix the connectivity issues we've been having, along with adding bass boost. You can also control volume separately on each bud, I'd your sharing with a friend. Still waiting for it to update on mine, but looking forward to testing it out.

    The Verge: Google’s Pixel Buds get new transcribe mode, attention alerts, and sharing detection.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/20/2...ction-features
    Yep yep just got the email now from Google support regarding it. Looks awesome. My favorite feature is going to be able to check the battery levels with Google Assistant finally. Instead of having to go into your quick settings, press and hold on the Bluetooth icon, then go and click on the gear icon for your pixel buds. It's just too long of a step for just checking battery power to meet.
    08-20-2020 11:31 AM
  2. jhilker's Avatar
    Yep yep just got the email now from Google support regarding it. Looks awesome. My favorite feature is going to be able to check the battery levels with Google Assistant finally. Instead of having to go into your quick settings, press and hold on the Bluetooth icon, then go and click on the gear icon for your pixel buds. It's just too long of a step for just checking battery power to meet.
    I'm going to enjoy trying out the Bass Boost, and hoping that the connectivity issues are finally fixed!

    I had been subscribed to a thread on the Google support site. Someone from Google made the announcement, then turned off the thread to prevent additional comments. I sure hope this fixes these!
    08-20-2020 11:42 AM
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    I'm going to enjoy trying out the Bass Boost, and hoping that the connectivity issues are finally fixed!

    I had been subscribed to a thread on the Google support site. Someone from Google made the announcement, then turned off the thread to prevent additional comments. I sure hope this fixes these!
    Hey, you and I were both in that same Google support the right! Yeah, if bass boosts actually works I'll have to test that out with Pandora. I mean I love YouTube music, but I'd rather not have to pay almost 10 bucks a month just for streaming music. Lol. I wonder if the bass boost setting within pixel buds will actually make listening to Pandora music more enjoyable? Lol there are some cool features that Google created that I'm excited to test out. I never had connectivity she was really with my buds, but any software improvements are welcomed!
    08-20-2020 11:44 AM
  4. jhilker's Avatar
    Well, I hope the connectivity issues were resolved. I do not see anywhere to turn on Bass Boost, though, so I think this got left out of the update. Pretty poor QC, if that's the case.

    Currently online with Google for them to figure out out. I've already submitted feedback about it as well.
    08-20-2020 12:53 PM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    Well, I hope the connectivity issues were resolved. I do not see anywhere to turn on Bass Boost, though, so I think this got left out of the update. Pretty poor QC, if that's the case.

    Currently online with Google for them to figure out out. I've already submitted feedback about it as well.
    Well, I'm still waiting for the new update myself. I'll update you as to what I see when I get it.
    08-20-2020 12:54 PM
  6. jhilker's Avatar
    Found an article (Droid Life, maybe?) That said you need an update to the Pixel Buds app. I'm still on 1.0.322536010, and am told you need 1.0.327368352). The contact sharing toggle is there, though, and that's a new feature. I'm still on hold with Google.
    08-20-2020 01:08 PM
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    Found an article (Droid Life, maybe?) That said you need an update to the Pixel Buds app. I'm still on 1.0.322536010, and am told you need 1.0.327368352). The contact sharing toggle is there, though, and that's a new feature. I'm still on hold with Google.
    interesting... I'm still trying to update to the new firmware right now. I'm sure Google will send us an update via the play store.
    08-20-2020 01:09 PM
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    And... Now Google Support says "the 550 update is not yet complete, that's why we can't use the Bass Boost." Huh?

    No need to update the firmware, just wait for the Bass Boost to be available soon. Ok.....
    08-20-2020 01:12 PM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    And... Now Google Support says "the 550 update is not yet complete, that's why we can't use the Bass Boost." Huh?
    Wait what? So is the update available to download and install or not is my question...
    08-20-2020 01:13 PM
  10. jhilker's Avatar
    Wait what? So is the update available to download and install or not is my question...
    Oh, it's available. I have it.
    08-20-2020 01:32 PM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    Oh, it's available. I have it.[IMG=367x512]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200820/06fc319a74b85ba7b3d3f75daea85cd6.jpg[/url]
    so you have all the new features then? I'm still trying to update mine. I keep on leaving my buds in my case to charge up and sync. Did you have to leave your case on the charger though?
    08-20-2020 01:33 PM
  12. jhilker's Avatar
    I still think we need an update to the phone app for it to work completely.
    08-20-2020 01:33 PM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    Oh interesting. Well I keep on trying to update the firmware on mine right now.
    08-20-2020 01:33 PM
  14. jhilker's Avatar
    so you have all the new features then? I'm still trying to update mine. I keep on leaving my buds in my case to charge up and sync. Did you have to leave your case on the charger though?
    I have the Contact Sharing toggle, and I can ask Google for battery level, and it'll tell me that for each bud.

    Here's what I found in Google Support about getting the update.

    Get firmware updates

    When you pair your Google Pixel Buds with a Pixel phone using Android 10+, or an Android 6.0+ device with the Pixel Bud app installed, automatic updates are enabled by default.

    Here's how it works:

    When an update is available, it will be transferred to your earbuds the next time you use them with your Pixel or Android 6.0+ device. This takes about 10 minutes, and during this time you can continue using your Pixel Buds.

    The update is then installed the next time you return your earbuds to the charging case. This also takes about 10 minutes.

    Updates will only be installed if your earbuds and charging case have sufficient charge. If they're running low on power, plug them in.

    It may take multiple attempts for the update to complete. For example, taking your earbuds out of the charging case while it’s being installed may pause the update. However, if any part of the process is interrupted, don’t worry—it will resume at the next opportunity.

    (I didn't have to be charging the case.)
    08-20-2020 01:37 PM
  15. eric002's Avatar
    I have the Contact Sharing toggle, and I can ask Google for battery level, and it'll tell me that for each bud.

    Here's what I found in Google Support about getting the update.

    Get firmware updates

    When you pair your Google Pixel Buds with a Pixel phone using Android 10+, or an Android 6.0+ device with the Pixel Bud app installed, automatic updates are enabled by default.

    Here's how it works:

    When an update is available, it will be transferred to your earbuds the next time you use them with your Pixel or Android 6.0+ device. This takes about 10 minutes, and during this time you can continue using your Pixel Buds.

    The update is then installed the next time you return your earbuds to the charging case. This also takes about 10 minutes.

    Updates will only be installed if your earbuds and charging case have sufficient charge. If they're running low on power, plug them in.

    It may take multiple attempts for the update to complete. For example, taking your earbuds out of the charging case while it’s being installed may pause the update. However, if any part of the process is interrupted, don’t worry—it will resume at the next opportunity.

    (I didn't have to be charging the case.)
    Haha yep yep I read that on the Google support page as well. I have them in their 100% charge and they're Charging right now so I hope I get the update soon. So you don't have the bass boost yet then?
    08-20-2020 01:39 PM
  16. jhilker's Avatar
    Haha yep yep I read that on the Google support page as well. I have them in their 100% charge and they're Charging right now so I hope I get the update soon. So you don't have the bass boost yet then?
    Nope, not yet.
    08-20-2020 01:40 PM
  17. eric002's Avatar
    Nope, not yet.
    Oh wow well then I hope it comes soon.
    08-20-2020 01:41 PM
  18. jhilker's Avatar
    If it fixed the drop outs, I don't mind waiting for Bass Boost.
    08-20-2020 01:42 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah, trust me, I hear you! I mean for me, the only thing I really wanted to see was an easier fasting way of checking better life, so for me if Google Assistant is able to do that for me now I'm more than happy!
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    08-20-2020 01:43 PM
  20. jhilker's Avatar
    Found the updated app on APK Mirror, installed, and the Bass Boost is there.

    https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google...68352-release/

    Took a long walk today, and my first phone call was pretty disappointing. Lots of cutouts for the other party. Hope it was just a fluke.

    On the positive side, I had no cutouts while listening to my podcast, and the Bass Boost works as advertised.
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    08-20-2020 06:33 PM
  21. eric002's Avatar
    Found the updated app on APK Mirror, installed, and the Bass Boost is there.

    https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google...68352-release/

    Took a long walk today, and my first phone call was pretty disappointing. Lots of cutouts for the other party. Hope it was just a fluke.

    On the positive side, I had no cutouts while listening to my podcast, and the Bass Boost works as advertised.
    So , officially, this is what you've got to do leave a pixel buds in your charging case closed next to your phone for quite a few minutes, then the software updates you can't leave them with the case clips open the family. I just updated mine successfully finally! So excited!
    08-21-2020 11:15 AM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    All right, so Google Assistant now tells us the battery life of our earbuds is absolutely awesome and that's the one feature I was really needing! and you can tell very quickly that it's on or off! So, I tried it with Pandora which the audio quality out of Pandora music app sucks. with the EQ bass boost on, it's a little bit better in Pandora but it's still not good enough for me. But in YouTube music it's that much better!
    08-21-2020 11:30 AM
  23. eric002's Avatar
    Maybe it's just a placebo affect, but I swear that Google Assistant is faster And more reliable now as well.
    08-24-2020 01:46 PM
  24. jhilker's Avatar
    Just realized if you ask "what's my battery life," you're told battery life for both headset and phone. If you ask "what's the battery life in my earbuds," it gives you the breakdown for each bud.
    08-24-2020 02:16 PM
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    Just realized if you ask "what's my battery life," you're told battery life for both headset and phone. If you ask "what's the battery life in my earbuds," it gives you the breakdown for each bud.
    It's weird, I realize that if I ask what's the battery life my buds, in a literally do a Google search for me. Lol. If I ask what's the battery life for my pixel buds, then it'll break down the battery life from me which I love.
    08-24-2020 02:19 PM
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